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dc.contributor.authorLewandowski, Mollyeng
dc.contributor.authorNohava, Samanthaeng
dc.date.issued2012-01eng
dc.description.abstractSplenic infarction is a rarely encountered disorder, usually occurring as a complication of another disease process. Due to the distribution of the splenic vasculature, infarcted areas are limited to specific segments of the spleen and rarely extend to all of the parenchyma. Wedge-shaped, hypodense regions are the characteristic appearance of splenic infarction on imaging studies. A 57 year old African American male presented to Truman Medical Center with a five day history of severe left upper quadrant abdominal pain, radiating to his left shoulder and neck. He also complained of nausea, dyspnea and mild chest pain but denied fever; the patient had visited the ER two days prior with similar complaints and his symptoms were partly relieved with a GI cocktail and ranitidine. However, the above symptoms worsened and he returned for further evaluation. His past medical history was remarkable for hepatitis C, hypertension, IV drug use, chronic tobacco use, BPH and a history of medication noncompliance.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/61861
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicineeng
dc.relation.ispartofMissouri hospitalist, issue 42 (2012 January-February)eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceHarvested from the American Journal of Hospital Medicine website (http://medicine2.missouri.edu/jahm/) in 2018.eng
dc.subjectsplenic infarction, splenic vasculature, upper quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, dyspnea, IV drug use, hepatitis C, hypertension, tobacco useeng
dc.titleCase report : splenic infarctioneng
dc.typeArticleeng


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