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Research Letter
July 13, 2020

Assessment of Clinical Conditions Associated With Splenic Infarction in Adult Patients

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia
  • 2Now with Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • 3Now with South Carolina Oncology Associates, Columbia
  • 4Now with Division of Hematology/Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 5Department of Radiology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1125-1128. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2168

The classic splenic infarction presents with acute pain and tenderness in the left upper quadrant or flank area. However, given the increasingly low threshold for performing abdominal computed tomographic (CT) imaging, splenic infarction is now identified in patients with less specific clinical presentations, sometimes as an incidental finding.1-6 In this study, to our knowledge the largest case series of patients with splenic infarction, we describe clinical conditions associated with this disorder.

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