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Asymptomatic appearance of splenic infarction in Wegener's granulomatosis.
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PMID:  22802831     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Splenic involvements in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) are rarely diagnosed ante-mortem, while an autopsy is able to reveal a high rate of spleen lesions (78-100%). To date, there have been a few reported cases of splenic abnormalities in WG, including: splenomegaly, capsular adhesion, dysfunction and infarction. We reported a case of biopsy-verified WG with radiological evidence of diffuse spleen infarction despite the lack of any clinical symptoms. We concluded that due to a potential risk of severe hemorrhagic complications when anticoagulant therapy is necessary, radiological assessment of spleen should be performed regularly in this group of patients, particularly because spleen involvement can be asymptomatic.
Authors:
Magdalena Martusewicz-Boros; Inga Baranska; Elzbieta Wiatr; Iwona Bestry; Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Polish journal of radiology / Polish Medical Society of Radiology     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1899-0967     ISO Abbreviation:  Pol J Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101175532     Medline TA:  Pol J Radiol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
3 Department of Lung Diseases, National TB & Lung Diseases Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland.
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