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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-69

Non-interventional management of splenic abscess


Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Abhijit Chandra
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.145029

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Splenic abscess is not an uncommon entity in tropics. In Indian subcontinent, where the incidence of enteric fever is high, abscess formation in spleen is frequently seen in clinical practice. In view of immunological functions, splenic preservation is preferred over splenectomy, especially in children and young adults. Medical management with antibiotics alone is considered inadequate for management of splenic abscess. Hereby, we report an unusual case of complete resolution of a florid splenic abscess with antibiotics alone without the need for any invasive intervention.


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