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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2018 Nov;79(5):271-275. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2018.79.5.271
Lee MA , Lee JS , Lee MS , Kim SH , Lee KR , Kim YJ , Kang KS .
Department of Radiology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. shinshlee@naver.com
Department of Pediatrics, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
Abstract

The falciform ligament is a hepatic suspensory ligament that extends from the umbilicus to the diaphragm, containing the ligamentum teres and a vestigial remnant of the umbilical vein. Among the rarely-occurring pathologies of the falciform ligament, which include ligament cyst, tumor, abnormal vascularization, and congenital ligament defect, a falciform ligament abscess is even more sporadic. Accordingly, the definitive diagnosis of the falciform ligament abscess is rather challenging and may easily be misinterpreted as an infected choledochal cyst or a liver abscess. We present a 25-day-old infant with the falciform ligament abscess, which developed after the umbilical venous catheter insertion and was successfully treated with percutaneous drainage and antibiotic administration.

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