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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Brett AS, Azizzadeh N, Miller EM, Collins RJ, Seegars MB, Marcus MA. Assessment of Clinical Conditions Associated With Splenic Infarction in Adult Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1125–1128. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2168
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