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Splenic infarction due to septic emboli from bacterial endocarditis: A previously unreported cause of hyperamylasaemia.

Christou C, Kipling M, Wayman J - J Surg Case Rep (2012)

Bottom Line: A 49-year-old gentleman presented a 24 hour history of vomiting, abdominal pain and fever.Clinical examination showed diffuse upper abdominal tenderness, a mild tachycardia and a low grade pyrexia.His failure to improve on treatment for a provisional diagnosis of alcohol induced pancreatitis lead to a CT abdomen, which showed a splenic infarct and an echo showing aortic valve vegetation's as a source of emboli.

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Affiliation: Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, UK.

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CT showing evidence of splenic infarction secondary to infective endocarditis
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Splenic infarction due to septic emboli from bacterial endocarditis: A previously unreported cause of hyperamylasaemia.

Christou C, Kipling M, Wayman J - J Surg Case Rep (2012)

CT showing evidence of splenic infarction secondary to infective endocarditis
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: CT showing evidence of splenic infarction secondary to infective endocarditis
Bottom Line: A 49-year-old gentleman presented a 24 hour history of vomiting, abdominal pain and fever.Clinical examination showed diffuse upper abdominal tenderness, a mild tachycardia and a low grade pyrexia.His failure to improve on treatment for a provisional diagnosis of alcohol induced pancreatitis lead to a CT abdomen, which showed a splenic infarct and an echo showing aortic valve vegetation's as a source of emboli.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, UK.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus