Splenic abscess: A rare presentation

  • Najeeb S. Jabbo Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq


Splenic abscess is a rare entity with a wide variability of causative pathogens Its reported mortality rate is still high, up to 47%, and can potentially reach 100% among patients who do not receive antibiotic treatment. The timely and widespread use of imaging methods (eg, computed tomography [CT] scanning, ultrasonography) facilitates early diagnosis and guides treatment, thus improving the prognosis. We are reporting a 42-year-male patient presented with an abscess in the spleen. The etiology was due to typhoid fever. It was diagnosed by CT-scan and treated by splenectomy. A review of the modalities of treatment is discussed.

How to Cite
JABBO, Najeeb S.. Splenic abscess: A rare presentation. Mustansiriya Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 3, june 2018. ISSN 2227-4081. Available at: <http://mmj.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/MMJ/article/view/181>. Date accessed: 10 apr. 2020.