Flashcards in Spleen Deck (12):
what is the most common splenic pathology and the most common cause of LUQ mass?
3 clinical findings of splenic trauma
LUQ tenderness, hypotension, decreased hemoglobin
what is caused by occlusion of the splenic artery or its branches?
infarct is a common cause of what?
focal splenic lesion
what are primary cysts associated with?
polycystic kidney disease
what are secondary cysts associated with?
(also infection and parasite infarction)
calcifications generally result from
who is more at risk at developing an abscess in the spleen?
patients with sickle cell who catch salmonella, obese patients
T or F? there is a high survival rate for patients with splenic abscesses
false, high mortality rate because diagnosis is often delayed
what benign primary neoplasm may lead to anemia and infection and creates a chance for splenic rupture?
what is a malignant primary neoplasm that arises from vascular epithelium?