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Multiple splenic abscesses in a case of enteric fever: Salvaging spleen through pigtail drainage and antibiotics is a good alternative approach

Vijoy Jha, Tushar Vidhale

Keywords : Antibiotics, percutaneous pigtail drainage, splenectomy, splenic abscess

Citation Information : Jha V, Vidhale T. Multiple splenic abscesses in a case of enteric fever: Salvaging spleen through pigtail drainage and antibiotics is a good alternative approach. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (12):886-888.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_405_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Splenic abscess is a rare complication of enteric fever in developing countries. This is seen mostly solitary rather than being multiple and can be fatal if untreated. In general clinical practice, multiple splenic abscesses or thick pus with septations may require splenectomy. Here, we report a rare case of enteric fever with multiple splenic abscesses in a young immunocompetent male who was successfully managed with antibiotics and percutaneous pigtail drainage of pus from the larger cavity.

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