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A J van Tienhoven, W M Lambers, T P Tan, B A van Wagensveld, P Peerboom, J Veenstra
Splenic abscess is a rare and potentially lethal clinical condition. The most common symptoms of a splenic abscess - abdominal pain, nausea and fever - are non-specific. As a result, a splenic abscess is often not considered in the initial work-up. This might lead to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. In this case series we successively describe a 41-year-old female with a splenic abscess after Streptococcus milleri bacteraemia, a 78-year-old male with a splenic abscess caused by a colon carcinoma and a 52-year-old male with a splenic abscess resulting from a colosplenic fistula after bariatric surgery...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124845/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-masquerading-as-multiple-splenic-abscesses
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Jemima Xue, Aparajith Chandramouli, Mineesh Datta, Sayed Hassen, Rachel Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091954/comparison-of-the-mortality-in-emergency-department-sepsis-score-modified-early-warning-score-rapid-emergency-medicine-score-and-rapid-acute-physiology-score-for-predicting-the-outcomes-of-adult-splenic-abscess-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Shang-Kai Hung, Chip-Jin Ng, Chang-Fu Kuo, Zhong Ning Leonard Goh, Lu-Hsiang Huang, Chih-Huang Li, Yi-Ling Chan, Yi-Ming Weng, Joanna Chen-Yeen Seak, Chen-Ken Seak, Chen-June Seak
BACKGROUND: Splenic abscess is rare but has mortality rates as high as 14% even with recent improvements in management. Early and appropriate intervention may improve patient outcomes, yet at present there is no identified method that can predict mortality risk rapidly and accurately for emergency physicians, surgeons, and intensivists to decide on the ideal course of action. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the performance of Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis Score (MEDS), Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), Rapid Emergency Medicine Score (REMS) and Rapid Acute Physiology Score (RAPS) for predicting the mortality risk of adult splenic abscess patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065703/safety-and-effectiveness-of-transarterial-embolization-for-splenic-artery-hemorrhage-in-patients-undergoing-radical-gastrectomy
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Kichang Han, Man-Deuk Kim, Michael Diffley, Joon Ho Kwon, Gyoung Min Kim, Woosun Choi, Yong Seek Kim, Junhyung Lee, Jong Yun Won, Do Yun Lee
Background Perigastric lymph nodes are dissected during gastrectomy, potentially resulting in life-threatening postoperative bleeding. Purpose To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transarterial embolization (TAE) for bleeding from the splenic artery in patients who underwent gastrectomy. Material and Methods Between January 2004 and December 2016, 14,523 patients underwent gastrectomy at our institution, and ten patients (nine men; mean age = 64.7 years; age range = 51-80 years) underwent TAE for postoperative bleeding from the splenic artery...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054959/honeycomb-and-necklace-signs-in-liver-abscesses-secondary-to-melioidosis
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Sidney Ching Liang Ong, Mina Mustafa Mahmood Alemam, Nor Aniza Zakaria, Nur Azidawati Abdul Halim
Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and tropical Australia with varying clinical features from benign skin lesions to fatal septicaemia. Imaging plays an important role in evaluation of the melioid liver abscesses. A 45-year-old man with underlying diabetes presented with fever and lethargy for 2 weeks and abdominal pain for 2 days. His liver was enlarged on examination. Blood investigations revealed mild leucocytosis and raised liver enzymes. Ultrasound showed multiple multiloculated hypoechoic lesions throughout the liver and spleen...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021472/pneumothorax-secondary-to-septic-pulmonary-emboli-in-a-long-term-hemodialysis-patient-with-psoas-abscess
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Masahiro Okabe, Kenji Kasai, Takashi Yokoo
Pneumothorax secondary to septic pulmonary embolism (SPE) is rare but life-threatening. We herein report a long-term hemodialysis patient with psoas abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, associated with other muscle and splenic abscesses and SPE. Intravenous vancomycin treatment and percutaneous drainage of the psoas abscess rapidly improved her condition. However, the SPE lesions continued to increase, and right-sided pneumothorax occurred 10 days after treatment. The pneumothorax resolved after two months and SPE and all abscesses after four months of treatment...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966504/triad-of-infective-endocarditis-splenic-abscess-and-septicemia-caused-by-brucella-melitensis
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Shashank Purwar, Sharada C Metgud, Shankar G Karadesai, Mahantesh B Nagamoti, Arathi Darshan, Shreshtha Tiwari
A 40-year-old farmer from the district of North Karnataka who had received treatment for high fever of 8 days duration was admitted with fever, dyspnea, and poor general condition. Ultrasonography and echocardiogram revealed multiple splenic abscesses, vegetation on atrioventricular valve, aortic regurgitation (Grade I-II), and mitral valve regurgitation (Grade II-III), respectively. Brucella melitensis was detected in blood culture, and high titers of IgM and IgG anti-Brucella antibodies were observed in Brucella specific serological tests...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912985/isolated-splenic-cold-abscesses-with-perisplenic-extension-treated-successfully-without-splenectomy
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Mohan Khadka, Ravi Pradhan
Splenic tuberculosis (TB) in the form of multiple splenic cold abscesses with perisplenic extensions is a rare disease, especially in an immunocompetent host. It demonstrates diagnostic complexity, which makes identification of the disease difficult. We report a case of an immunocompetent adult male who presented with fever, pain in the left lower chest, decreased appetite, and significant weight loss. On physical examination, he had tenderness in the left lower infra-axillary region and Traube's space dullness without palpable spleen...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912912/splenic-abscess-an-unusual-complication-of-colon-cancer
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Rishitha Yelisetti, Madiha Khurshid, Areig Awad, Anand Kaji
Colon cancer is among the common malignancies. Common cancer-related complications are regional tumor extension, obstruction, and tumor perforation. Abscess formation is among the rare complications. We report a case of a 60-year-old female who presented with shortness of breath and left upper quadrant pain and was diagnosed with splenic abscess associated with colon cancer. This type of presentation necessitates an early surgical intervention.
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877791/splenic-abscess-requiring-early-splenectomy-following-angioembolization-for-blunt-splenic-injury-in-an-immunocompromised-host-implications-for-management
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Daniel Hagler, Kartik Prabhakaran, Gary Lombardo, Corrado Paolo Marini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870662/splenic-abscesses-caused-by-salmonella-d9
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María González-Barral, Beatriz Díaz-Pollán, Ana Barbado-Cano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835413/salmonella-thompson-splenic-abscess-in-a-healthy-female
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Michael J Bonares, Thomas Ying, Yashesh Patel
A 26-year-old woman presented with a 5-day history of fever and 3-day history of left upper quadrant abdominal pain and cough associated with left shoulder tip pain. Initial blood cultures did not display growth. On CT imaging, there was a cyst measuring 7.2×8 cm originally interpreted to be haemorrhagic in nature. Repeat cultures during admission revealed Salmonella Thompson. Percutaneous drainage and antibiotic treatment, rather than splenectomy, was successfully pursued with the patient afebrile and in no pain at 6 weeks follow-up...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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, Han Jiang, 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 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670241/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-with-multiple-splenic-abscesses-in-a-child
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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
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