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Management of Splenic Abscess

  • Andrew T. Bates
  • Michael G. SvestkaEmail author
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Abstract

The surgical management of splenic abscess is determined by patient factors, anatomy, and pathology. The roles of splenectomy and percutaneous drainage with respect to these factors are presented in a clinical algorithm for patients in whom splenic abscess is evident on imaging.

Keywords

Splenic abscess Splenic abscess drainage Splenectomy Splenic abscess management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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