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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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GARCIA-VASQUEZ, Carlos et al. Conservative management of splenic abscess septic emboli after tooth extractions. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2016, vol.108, n.10, pp.664-666. ISSN 1130-0108.

Splenic abscesses are rare but may be associated with high mortality. Usually they occur in patients with systemic infection related to some immunocompromised state. The symptoms are nonspecific and the diagnosis is often late, but the development of better imaging techniques has enabled better diagnosis of splenic abscess and percutaneous drainage is a valid and safe complementary treatment option. We report a case of a patient with splenic abscess secondary to septic emboli after tooth extractions, managed conservatively with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage.

Keywords : Splenic abscess; Immunosuppression; Splenic preservation; Percutaneous drainage.

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