Bowel obstruction due to infarcted splenosis

Kenneth R Sirinek, C. D. Livingston, J. G. Bova, B. A. Levine

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Abstract

We have presented a case of splenosis (autotransplantation of splenic tissue) after traumatic rupture of the spleen, which produced bowel obstruction. Although rarely symptomatic, these splenic implants must be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain with or without intestinal obstruction in all postsplenectomy patients. When an incidental finding at exploratory celiotomy, these implants should be preserved as a means of retaining splenic function and preventing the complication of postsplenectomy sepsis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)764-767
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume77
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984

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Splenosis
Incidental Findings
Autologous Transplantation
Intestinal Obstruction
Abdominal Pain
Rupture
Sepsis
Differential Diagnosis
Spleen

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Sirinek, K. R., Livingston, C. D., Bova, J. G., & Levine, B. A. (1984). Bowel obstruction due to infarcted splenosis. Southern Medical Journal, 77(6), 764-767.

Bowel obstruction due to infarcted splenosis. / Sirinek, Kenneth R; Livingston, C. D.; Bova, J. G.; Levine, B. A.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 77, No. 6, 1984, p. 764-767.

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Sirinek, KR, Livingston, CD, Bova, JG & Levine, BA 1984, 'Bowel obstruction due to infarcted splenosis', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 764-767.
Sirinek KR, Livingston CD, Bova JG, Levine BA. Bowel obstruction due to infarcted splenosis. Southern Medical Journal. 1984;77(6):764-767.
Sirinek, Kenneth R ; Livingston, C. D. ; Bova, J. G. ; Levine, B. A. / Bowel obstruction due to infarcted splenosis. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1984 ; Vol. 77, No. 6. pp. 764-767.
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