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Percutaneous drainage of spontaneous subcapsular haematoma of the spleen complicating chronic pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15570808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subcapsular haematoma of the spleen is a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis. In the literature only a handful of cases have been documented. The exact aetiology and natural history of this complication remains speculative and its management controversial. A case of spontaneous subacute haematoma of the spleen in a patient with chronic relapsing alcohol-related pancreatitis was reported. A percutaneous drainage was performed with good outcome. A review of the literature has demonstrated only one previous similar report.
T L T Siu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1479-666X     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgeon     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-01     Completed Date:  2005-01-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101168329     Medline TA:  Surgeon     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Surgery, The Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran, ACT 2605, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Chronic Disease
Drainage / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Hematoma / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Pancreatitis, Alcoholic / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Splenic Diseases / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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