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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806244/lymphoma-causing-gastrosplenic-fistula-revealed-by-fdg-pet-ct
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Trent P Wang, Mohan Doss, Jeffrey L Tokar, Sanjay Reddy, Stefan K Barta, Jian Q Yu
A 73-year-old man presented with fatigue and weight loss. He had CT-proven splenic mass with fistulous connection to the greater curvature of the stomach, which suggested abscess. FDG PET/CT confirmed gastrosplenic fistula in addition to active lymph nodes in the gastrohepatic ligament and epigastric region. Pathological examination after the biopsy of the spleen was consistent with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Chemotherapy was administered with close clinical follow-up and resulted in the resolution of fistula without requirement for surgery...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768231/case-report-of-successful-partial-splenectomy-for-a-splenic-abscess-in-a-paediatric-patient
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Saleem Ahmed, Han Boon Oh, Dale Lincoln Loh Ser Kheng, Prabhakaran Krishnan
INTRODUCTION: Splenic abscess (SA) is a rare potentially fatal condition in the paediatric population. It is difficult to diagnose given its non-specific presentation. There are no current guidelines for management of SA in this population but splenic preservation is advantageous given the vital role the spleen plays in immunity. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 15-year-old boy with a large splenic abscess. He underwent successful partial splenectomy with resolution of his symptoms thereafter...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746018/splenic-abscess-in-immunocompetent-patients-managed-primarily-without-splenectomy-a-series-of-7-cases
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S Divyashree, Nikhil Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Splenic abscesses are rare in immunocompetent adults. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, these abscesses are still potentially life threatening. Various factors have been reported to predispose otherwise immunocompetent adults to splenic abscesses. Splenectomy was once considered the "gold standard" treatment. However, the trend is shifting to a conservative approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe seven cases of splenic abscess in immunocompetent adults, the cause of which ranged from tuberculosis to salmonella and was as rare as Plasmodium vivax...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736615/pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-complicated-by-splenic-infarction-and-abscess
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Jun Naito, Hajime Kasai, Masaki Suga, Toshihiko Sugiura, Nobuhiro Tanabe, Koichiro Tatsumi
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is an abnormal blood vessel connecting a pulmonary artery and a vein, and is accompanied by paradoxical embolism to other organs due to a right-to-left shunt. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with PAVM complicated by splenic infarction and abscess. Although the PAVM had been detected on a chest image 2 years previously, and she had been advised to have further investigations, she decided not to follow this further at the time. She then visited our hospital complaining of worsening dyspnoea on exertion...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723778/thoracic-splenosis-mimicking-a-pleuropneumonia-a-case-report
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Aurélie Baldolli, Solène Coeuret, Vincent Le Pennec, Denis Agostini, Renaud Verdon
RATIONALE: Splenosis is the development of one or more heterotopic splenic tissue autoimplants following rupture of the spleen and remains mostly asymptomatic. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 50-year old post-traumatic splenectomized man admitted for a left side community acquired pneumonia resistant to antibiotics. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis of intrathoracic ectopic spleen was suspected because of the history of spleen trauma with diaphragm rupture and the absence of Howell-Jolly bodies...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688877/splenic-and-pancreatic-abscesses-associated-with-in-situ-thrombosis-of-splenic-artery
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Yu Lun, Jiang Han, Shijie Xin, Jian Zhang
Splenic infarction is rare and occurs when the splenic artery or its branches become occluded, either by an embolus or by in situ thrombosis. In situ thrombosis of splenic artery leading to splenic and pancreatic abscess formation after infarction is rare. We here present a case of a 65-year old man who was found to have acute complete splenic and distal pancreatic infarction and abscess formation attributable to in situ thrombosis of splenic artery.
July 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670241/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-with-multiple-splenic-abscesses-in-a-child
#7
Kyung In Lim, Dong Hwa Yang, Eell Ryoo
We report the case of a 5-year-old male patient with multiple aseptic splenic abscesses associated with Behçet's disease. The patient visited Gachon University Gil Hospital with fever, abdominal pain, and acute watery and bloody diarrhea, and reported a 2-year history of chronic abdominal pain and intermittent watery diarrhea. He was treated with antibiotics at a local clinic for fever and cervical lymph node swelling. Additionally, he had recurrent stomatitis. A colonoscopy showed multiple well-demarcated ulcerations throughout the colon, and abdominal computed tomography showed multiple splenic abscesses...
July 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522783/splenic-abcesses-as-infectious-complication-following-127-implantation-of-left-ventricular-asssist-device-case-report
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Sławomir Gajda, Anna M Szczepanik, Grzegorz Religa, Andrzej Misiak, Andrzej B Szczepanik
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is one of the modern management therapies in patients with advanced heart failure, and it serves as a bridge to heart transplantation or even as destination therapy. However, it is burdened with a high risk of thromboembolic, hemorrhagic, and infectious complications despite prophylactic management. Splenic abscesses, as septic complications following implantation of mechanical ventricular support, have not yet been described in the literature. We report of a patient with severe left ventricular insufficiency (NYHA II/III), pulmonary hypertension, and arrhythmia who underwent implantation of the Heart Ware® pump for left ventricular support with simultaneous tricuspidvalvoplasty, as a bridge therapy to heart transplantation...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507831/streptococcus%C3%A2-gordonii%C3%A2-empyema-a-case-report-and-review-of-empyema
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Amanda M Krantz, Felicia Ratnaraj, Manasa Velagapudi, Mridula Krishnan, Nagarjuna R Gujjula, Pamela A Foral, Laurel Preheim
Streptococcus gordonii (S. gordonii) is a pioneer oral bacteria that is recognized as an agent of bacterial endocarditis. However, an extensive review of the literature revealed no reported case of S. gordonii causing empyema. We present a case of a 65-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed several dental caries with decreased breath sounds in the bibasilar regions. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and abdomen demonstrated left-sided pleural effusion and a 4...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486175/ileocaecal-and-transverse-colonic-tuberculosis-mimicking-colonic-malignancy-a-case-report
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Prashant Lakhe, Asma Khalife, Jayashri Pandya
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal tuberculosis is common in the developing world especially in the lower socioeconomic groups. In elderly, it may mimic malignancy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old female presented with a 6 month history of diffuse pain in abdomen with low grade fever and loss of weight and appetite. Clinically, differential of malignancy of the large bowel was considered. The computerized tomography(CT) scan of the abdomen revealed a diffuse concentric long segmental thickening of terminal ileum, ileo ceacal junction, ascending colon and narrowing of the transverse colonic end of the splenic flexure suggesting an infective etiology...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482860/complicated-infective-endocarditis-a-case-series
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Joo Seop Kim, Min-Kyung Kang, A Jin Cho, Yu Bin Seo, Kun Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is associated with not only cardiac complications but also neurologic, renal, musculoskeletal, and systemic complications related to the infection, such as embolization, metastatic infection, and mycotic aneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: We report three cases (the first patient is Chinese and the other two are Koreans) of complicated infective endocarditis; two of the cases were associated with a mycotic aneurysm, and one case was associated with a splenic abscess...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473914/isolated-splenic-abscess-in-brucellosis
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Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Monica Kumbhat, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju, Shiva Kumar Bangalore Raja
Brucellosis is a zoonotic infectious disease, which can attack any organ of the body but mainly involves lymphoreticular system. Our case report describes isolated splenic abscess diagnosed in a 50-year-old individual who is a milk vendor by occupation and has the habit of consuming raw milk. He was admitted with pain abdomen, high-grade fever with chills, generalized malaise, night sweats and weight loss. Ultrasound and computerized tomography of the abdomen showed splenomegaly and hypodense, nonenhancing lesion measuring 3...
February 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471628/multiple-sterile-splenic-and-lymph-node-abscesses-in-a-patient-with-long-standing-ulcerative-colitis
#13
Naseem Shadafny, Samuel N Heyman, Michael Bursztyn, Anna Dinaburg, Ran Nir-Paz, Zvi Ackerman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458877/splenic-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-anginosus-following-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-case-report-of-a-rare-complication-of-bariatric-surgery
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Miguel E Cervera-Hernandez, Dieter Pohl
Splenic abscess as a complication of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is rare. There have only been six cases in the literature. In most of these cases, the classic predisposing factors for developing splenic abscess were absent, leading to the hypothesis that transient bacteraemia caused by mucosal disruption during the surgical procedure and splenic ischaemia may play a role. These patients usually present in the late post-operative period with abdominal pain, fever and leucocytosis. The preferred treatment is intravenous antibiotics and percutaneous drainage or splenectomy...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458860/cocaine-induced-splenic-rupture
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Aysha N Khan, Jesse T Casaubon, John Paul Regan, Leonora Monroe
Splenic rupture is a rare but serious complication from cocaine abuse. Given the ubiquitous prevalence of abuse and the potential for death from intraperitoneal bleeding, the prompt diagnosis and treatment of cocaine-induced disease including splenic rupture is essential. The management for splenic rupture from traumatic and atraumatic etiology has shifted from emergent laparotomy and splenectomy to non-operative approach with transcatheter splenic artery embolization. We report a 39-year-old male with a significant substance abuse history who presented with atraumatic splenic rupture...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417489/management-of-septic-emboli-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis
#16
Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Phillip Hess, Brian Hoh, Meshka Anderson, Charles T Klodell, Thomas M Beaver
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Septic emboli (SE) associated with infectious endocarditis (IE) can result in splenic abscesses and infectious intracranial aneurysms (IIA). We investigated the impact of SE on patient outcomes following surgery for IE. METHOD: From January-2000 to October-2015, all patients with surgical IE (n = 437) were evaluated for incidence and management of SE. RESULTS: Overall SE was found in 46/437 (10.52%) patients (n = 17 spleen, 13 brain, and 16 both)...
May 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405071/systemic-infection-and-splenic-abscess
#17
Aaron R Belknap, Joseph Guileyardo
Splenic abscess is a rare complication of systemic infection, sometimes associated with infective endocarditis. Due to its rarity and nonspecific symptoms, diagnosis is difficult. Antibiotic therapy alone is usually unsuccessful, and definitive treatment requires splenectomy, although percutaneous ultrasound-guided drainage has been successful in some patients. Abdominal computed tomography scans and ultrasound evaluation are usually diagnostic. We present two patients with treatment-resistant sepsis who were found at autopsy to have splenic abscess...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353081/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-melioidosis-a-single-center-experience
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Nitin Jagtap, Harshal Shah, Anuradha Kancharla, Manu Tandan, Partha Pal, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Mohan Ramchandani, D N Reddy
Melioidosis, being increasing, is reported from India. Gastrointestinal manifestations are typically reported as unusual cause of liver and/or splenic abscess. We aimed to describe various gastrointestinal manifestation of melioidosis in the present study. We retrospectively collected data of culture positive melioidosis cases from hospital database during August 2014-October 2016 at Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad. A total of nine culture positive cases (8 male) of melioidosis with median age of 40 years (range 23-66) were analyzed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349307/pancreatic-tail-neoplasm-masquerading-as-recurrent-splenic-abscesses
#19
Karthik Gnanapandithan, Nishrutha Karthik, Thiruvengadam Muniraj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348782/an-unusual-case-of-seronegative-16s-pcr-positive-brucella-infection
#20
Binutha Bharathan, Lucy Backhouse, David Rawat, Sandhia Naik, Michael Millar
INTRODUCTION: Brucella is a zoonotic infection commonly diagnosed by isolation of the organism from blood culture or positive serological testing. It is an uncommon cause of a pyrexia of unknown origin in the United Kingdom. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 14-year-old girl with no history of travel who presented with pyrexia, weight loss, arthralgia, multiple splenic abscesses and a subsequent pleural effusion, the latter of which isolated a Brucella species on 16S rRNA PCR...
October 2016: JMM Case Reports
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