Volume 2005, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A rare case of splenic abscess due to salmonella infection in a teen-age non-Qatari male was treated unsuccessfully by antibiotic therapy and percutaneous drainage. The patient recovered uneventfully after the spleen was removed laparoscopically.


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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): salmonella infection and Splenic abscess
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