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Calcified splenic hematoma presenting as a pelvic mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12141708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The spleen is the most vulnerable visceral organ involved in blunt abdominal trauma; 40% to 70% of patients with blunt splenic laceration can be managed with nonsurgical methods. A majority of hematomas of the spleen can heal and be absorbed within 2 to 3 months; through an unknown mechanism in an unusual condition, the hematoma may organize and eventually calcify. Herein, we report on a senile female with blunt abdominal trauma 6 years previous, who turned out to have a calcified splenic hematoma with clinical presentations of a palpable pelvic mass and intestinal obstruction. A total splenectomy, including the calcified mass, was performed. She experienced great clinical improvement postoperatively. She was uneventfully discharged 1 week later.
Authors:
Yu-Pao Hsu; Ray-Jade Chen; Jen-Feng Fang; Being-Chuan Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chang Gung medical journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  2072-0939     ISO Abbreviation:  Chang Gung Med J     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-26     Completed Date:  2002-08-13     Revised Date:  2008-12-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088034     Medline TA:  Chang Gung Med J     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Calcinosis / diagnosis*,  surgery
Female
Hematoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Humans
Splenectomy
Splenic Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery

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