Splenic infarcts

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

10 days of fever and rigors. Recent left upper quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
CT

Marked splenomegaly and multiple splenic infarcts (i.e. wedge-shaped  peripheral areas of non-enhancement).  Seems to be due to an infective process given the clinical features of sepsis.  Must always consider bacterial endocarditis with embolization of vegetations.

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Case information

rID: 17375
Case created: 8th Apr 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
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