Splenic Infarct Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Manish Parikh, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is splenic infarction?

What is the anatomy relevant to splenic infarction?

What is the pathophysiology of splenic infarction?

What is the role of thromboembolism in the pathogenesis of splenic infarction?

What causes splenic infarct?

How is splenic infarct with blunt injuries treated?

When is the spleen more susceptible to global infarction?

What causes splenic infarct?

What is the incidence of splenic infarct?

What is the prognosis of splenic infarct?

Presentation

What are symptoms of splenic infarct?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of splenic infarct?

What is the role of CT scanning and MRI in the diagnosis of splenic infarct?

How are contrast studies performed in the evaluation of splenic infarct?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis for splenic infarct?

What is the role of ultrasonographic imaging in the diagnosis of splenic infarct?

Which histologic findings suggest splenic infarct?

Treatment

What are indications for surgery for splenic infarct?

How are pseudocysts managed in splenic infarct?

What causes abscess in splenic infarct?

How is asymptomatic splenic infarct managed?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of splenic infarct?

What is the role of splenectomy in the treatment of splenic infarct?

What is included in surgical preparation for the treatment of splenic infarct?

What are the surgical approaches used in the treatment of splenic infarct?

What is the laparoscopic approach to surgery for splenic infarct?

What is the open approach to surgery for splenic infarct?

What is included in postoperative care for splenic infarct?

What are possible complications of surgery for splenic infarct?

What are the most serious complications of splenic infarct?

What is included in long-term monitoring following treatment of splenic infarct?