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Splenic abscess.
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PMID:  1273753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  686-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Splenic Diseases / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  therapy

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