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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1986;3(1):339-342.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1986.3.1.339    Published online December 31, 1986.
A case Report of Splenic Abscess.
Min Chul Shim, Sun Kyo Song, Hong Jin Kim, Koing Bo Kwun
Abstract
Splenic abscess is an uncommon lesion and may be present either as a localized area of infection in the spleen or as a part of generalized sepsis. The diagnosis is difficult because of the rather nonspecific clinical picture. Hence, splenic abscess has a high mortality rate and is after diagnosed only at autopsy. Computerized tomography (CT) offers the clinician a reliable tool for the diagnosis of intra-abdominal abscess. A successful outcome is dependent on an early diagnosis and prompt treatment by splenectomy with antibiotic cover. We experienced a care of splenic abscess which was diagnosed by CT and treated by splenectomy with antibiotics. Postoperative course was relatively uneventful.


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