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1

what is the most common splenic pathology and the most common cause of LUQ mass?

splenomegaly

2

3 clinical findings of splenic trauma

LUQ tenderness, hypotension, decreased hemoglobin

3

what is caused by occlusion of the splenic artery or its branches?

infarct

4

infarct is a common cause of what?

focal splenic lesion

5

what are primary cysts associated with?

polycystic kidney disease

6

what are secondary cysts associated with?

usually trauma
(also infection and parasite infarction)

7

calcifications generally result from

healed granulomas

8

who is more at risk at developing an abscess in the spleen?

patients with sickle cell who catch salmonella, obese patients

9

T or F? there is a high survival rate for patients with splenic abscesses

false, high mortality rate because diagnosis is often delayed

10

what benign primary neoplasm may lead to anemia and infection and creates a chance for splenic rupture?

cavernous hemangioma

11

what is a malignant primary neoplasm that arises from vascular epithelium?

angiosarcoma

12

most common malignant disease the spleen is involved in

lymphoma