Available online Jul 18, 2018.
[ Report ] Volume 23, Issue 1, 2014, Pages 89-90
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.
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