Splenic abscess.

  title={Splenic abscess.},
  author={C H Chun and Michael Raff and Luis Contreras and Roy Varghese and N. G. Waterman and Richard H. Daffner and J. Dantas De Melo},
  volume={59 1},
Fourteen cases of splenic abscess are reported and 159 cases previously cited in the literature are reviewed. The incidence, predisposing factors, pathogenesis, clinical features, bacteriology and radiologic findings are discussed. Infective endocarditis was the most common single antecedent infection. Hemoglobinopathies, non-penetrating abdominal trauma, and gastrointestinal malignancy appear to predispose the spleen to abscess formation. Emphasis is placed on clinical features and radiologic… CONTINUE READING

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