• Users Online: 211
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-24

Percutaneous drainage of splenic abscess in a renal transplant recipient – A case report


Department of Nephrology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai 1, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
N D Srinivasaprasad
Department of Nephrology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai 1, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2016.03.005

Get Permissions

Splenic abscess is a rare clinical entity with an incidence of 0.2–0.7% in autopsy-based studies.[1],[2] Moreover, abscess of the spleen is a very rare entity in post-renal transplant recipients. We encountered a rare case of this life-threatening infection in a 32-year-old gentleman who had undergone live related renal transplant 8 months ago. He presented with fever, malaise, left upper quadrant pain and non-productive cough. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest taken to assess the lower chest signs and ultrasound abdomen taken to assess the left upper quadrant pain revealed a large thick walled abscess (8 cm × 7 cm × 7.5 cm) in the spleen. He made a complete recovery after percutaneous pig tail catheter drainage of splenic abscess and intravenous antibiotics for 3 weeks.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed306    
    Printed13    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded79    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal