DRAINAGE OF SPLENIC ABSCESS: A CASE REPORT

Kombo B.B. , Okoh P.D.

Available online Jul 18, 2018.

[ Report ] Volume 23, Issue 1, 2014, Pages 89-90


Abstract

Background: Splenic abscesses are uncommon manifestation of an acute abdomen. We
reported a case of splenic abscess managed by tube drainage.
Method: A case report using the case note records of the patient and review of the relevant
literature on splenic abscess.
Result: A forty five year old Nigerian who presented with features of splenic abscess and
was managed by tube drainage. His post operative recovery was uneventful.
Conclusion: Tube drainage of the splenic abscess is encouraged if there is easy access to
the abscess and there is evidence of residual splenic tissue in the critically ill patient.


Keywords

Tube drainage, splenic abscess, splenectomy.,

January - March 2014

Volume 23 | Issue 1

Page Nos. 89-90

Online since Jul 13, 2018

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