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Clinical manifestations of splenic abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1172926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two patients with splenic abscess were successfully treated. In one patient, Streptococcus viridans, possibly arising in a dental abscess, led to inflammatory left upper quadrant signs. An exploratory laparotomy was performed, and the spleen, being found enlarged, was removed. The other patient showed no peritoneal signs. Laparotomy was done for pyrexia of unknown origin, and the removal of a normal-sized spleen was elected on the suspicion of lymphosarcoma. The spleen was abscessed, apparently because of old infarcts. A high index of suspicion is important in diagnosis, and selective angiography, not used in these two patients, is recommended.
Authors:
K I Abu-Dallo; Y Manny; S Penchas; Z Eyal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0004-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Surg     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-05-21     Completed Date:  1975-05-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716528     Medline TA:  Arch Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abscess / diagnosis*,  surgery
Adult
Aged
Diagnosis, Differential
Fever of Unknown Origin / etiology
Focal Infection, Dental / complications
Humans
Laparotomy
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / diagnosis
Male
Splenectomy
Splenic Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Splenic Neoplasms / diagnosis
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  surgery

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