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Splenic abscess

Adam III: third time lucky?

Overview

A repeat visit to the doctor after a splenic rupture. Can you help?


  1. Overwhelming postsplenectomy infection
  2. Splenic abscess: overview
  3. Splenic abscess: percutaneous drainage
  4. Splenomegaly: the Castell sign
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