Splenic abscess: A rare presentation
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.