TITLE

Subtotal splenectomy for splenic abscess

AUTHOR(S)
Nagem, Rachid G.; Petroianu, Andy
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Surgery;Aug2009, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pE91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 49-year-old man who was taken to the emergency department because of retrosternal chest pain. Acute myocardial infarction was diagnosed that was treated with thrombolytic therapy. After 2 days, he felt sudden pain in his upper left quadrant and was diagnosed with spontaneous intrasplenic hematoma. Two weeks after, he exhibited fever and abdominal pain and was diagnosed with splenic abscess, thus supraumbilical laparotomy was executed.
ACCESSION #
43547149

 

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