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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Plummer, J. M.; Gibson, Tracey N.; Newnham, Mark S.; McDonald, Archibald H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
The Management of Isolated Splenic Abscess
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
3
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ISSN
0043-3144
Notes
Letter to the Editor
Abstract
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.....
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