Surgical Management of Coexisting Primary Splenic Abscess and Lymphoma: Case Report and Review of Literature

Sundus Abbasi, Emma Punni, Elias Fakhoury, Patrick Michael, Hoan Bui

Abstract


We present an extremely rare case of combined splenic abscess and B-cell lymphoma in a patient who was initially admitted for congestive heart failure. Due to its non-specific clinical picture, the final diagnosis was challenging. The patient was initially conservatively managed with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage of the abscess and then definitively managed with a splenectomy. This is the first case described with both pathological processes present simultaneously.




J Curr Surg. 2016;6(3-4):73-74
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jcs304w


Keywords


Splenic abscess; B-cell lymphoma; Splenectomy

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