A Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain: Splenic Infarct (Case Series)
Engin Ozakin, Osman Cetinkaya, Filiz Baloglu Kaya, Nurdan Acar, Arif Alper Cevik
Department of Emergency, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir, Turkey
Keywords: Emergency department; D-dimer; infarct; spleen
Splenic infarcts are rare cases. It may not be noticed in the emergency department because the clinical picture is likely to mimic various acute abdominal pains. The splenic infarct is often the result of systemic thromboembolism associated with cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study is to present an evaluation of the patients that presented to the emergency department (ED) with abdominal pain and were diagnosed with splenic infarct.