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Bahadorzadeh M, Kachoie A, Eshagh Hoseini S J, Tabaraei R. Abscess of the Spleen during Pregnancy: Case Report. Qom Univ Med Sci J 2018; 12 (4) :100-104
URL: http://journal.muq.ac.ir/article-1-2045-en.html
1- Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.
2- Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: Abscess of the spleen is a rare disease, which its selective treatment is splenectomy. In this disease, medical treatment alone is not enough. In this study, the patient had an appropriate response to medical treatment and the symptoms of the patient were completely eliminated.
Case Report: the patient was a 35 year-old female, who presented at 26 weeks gestation with fever and left upper quadrant pain. Radiological examinations demonstrated a lesion near to hilum of the spleen, which was suggestive of an abscess. Antibiotic treatment was started for the patient, and if the patient did not respond appropriately, percutaneous drainage (PCD) of the abscess was carried out under radiological guidance, but the symptoms of the patient recovered within 72 hours and PCD was cancelled. Follow-up imaging showed that the lesion was disappeared and patient delivered at 39 weeks' gestation without any complication. Therefore, it can be concluded that although medical treatment is inadequate for the treatment of splenic abscess, it can be appropriate for selected patients without a predisposing factor, who appropriately respond to the treatment.
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Type of Study: CASE STUDY |
Received: 2018/02/17 | Accepted: 2018/04/15 | Published: 2018/06/15

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