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Splenic mass with remote trauma history: a management dilemma.
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PMID:  21365317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Delayed presentation of splenic trauma is a well described entity. METHOD: We report two patients who presented with splenic abnormality found incidentally on imaging for other medical problems. A remote history of splenic trauma was elicited during clinical evaluation; 18 months in one patient and 11 years in the second patient. Both patients underwent surgical exploration. CONCLUSIONS: Radiological investigations could not reassure us that the splenic abnormalities were benign, and their management was the subject of some debate.
C J McCarthy; G C O'Brien; J Kennedy; P J Broe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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