Plummer, J. M.; Gibson, Tracey N.; Newnham, Mark S.; McDonald, Archibald H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
The Management of Isolated Splenic Abscess
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Letter to the Editor
Isolated splenic abscess is a rare but important surgical entity. If left untreated it can be fatal. However, surgical and anitbiotic therapy has reduced mortality rate from 100 to 10 percent. The article discusses the cases seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies for the past decade highlighting major factors accounting for splenic abscess and the susceptability to the formation of splenic abscess.....