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Splenic embolus: 13 cases from a single medical department.
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PMID:  17125116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Despite the spleen having a very rich blood supply, there is a paucity of reports of splenic emboli. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of splenic emboli treated in a single general internal medicine department over the last 3 years. METHODS: We examined the records of a 35 bed internal medicine department in a hospital in the center of Israel. RESULTS: Over a period of 3 years 13 patients admitted to one internal medicine department developed acute abdominal pain and areas of hypoperfusion in the spleen on contrast computed tomography imaging. The patients were treated with anticoagulants, their course was benign and there were no long-term sequelae. CONCLUSIONS: Embolus to the spleen is not rare in an internal medicine department. Diagnosis can be easily made by contrast CT scanning, and treatment with anticoagulants results in a good prognosis.
Natasha Hazanov; Malka Attali; Marina Somin; Nick Beilinson; Sorel Goland; Miriam Katz; Stephen D H Malnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1565-1088     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. Med. Assoc. J.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-27     Completed Date:  2007-01-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930740     Medline TA:  Isr Med Assoc J     Country:  Israel    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine C, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Embolism / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Hospital Departments / utilization*
Internal Medicine
Middle Aged
Spleen / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Utilization Review
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