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Splenic abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1273753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A review of autopsy files and clinical case reports demonstrates two categories of splenic abscess. First, the abscesses discovered at postmortem usually are multiple, small manifestations of widespread, lethal infection in immunologically crippled hosts. A clinical diagnosis seldom is made. Second, the splenic abscesses encountered by the clinician are usually solitary, large, and challenge his diagnostic skills. Recognition is of vital importance, for therapy can be highly successful. Left untreated, the mortality rate is very high. The features, clinical management, and pathogenesis of splenic abscesses are discussed.
Authors:
T W Lawhorne; G D Zuidema
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0039-6060     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgery     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417347     Medline TA:  Surgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  686-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abscess / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Autopsy
Child
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Middle Aged
Prognosis
Splenic Diseases / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  therapy

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