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A scarcity of literature on the subject of surgery of the spleen has induced me to report the following case, one that has been of unusual interest to me.
About Feb. 20, 1896, Mrs. Wm. F., age 24, first felt pain in the left hypochondriac region, which, slight at first, gradually grew more severe until she came under my observation, April 19, 1896. At that time the pain in the region of spleen was at times quite intense, while at others it was entirely absent. There was no rise of temperature, but her pulse was about 100. Her appetite was good, she had no cough or bowel trouble, and attended to her household duties as usual. I prescribed counter irritants externally and quinia and codein internally. Her condition remained about stationary until May 10, when her temperature was 101 degrees and pulse 120. The pain in the spleen was quite severe
HAYDEN AM. A CASE OF TUBERCULOSIS OF SPLEEN, WITH SURGICAL TREATMENT.. JAMA. 1898;XXX(14):778–780. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440660026001g