ISSN 2149-7893 | E-ISSN 2536-507X
Case Report
Acute Abdominal Pain with an Unusual Etiology: Splenic Infarction in a Diabetes Patient
1 Clinic of General Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Clinic of General Surgery, Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey  
3 Department of General Surgery, Turgut Özal University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey  
4 Clinic of General Surgery, Dr. Münif İslamoğlu State Hospital, Kastamonu, Turkey  
5 Clinic of General Surgery, Ankara Medsentez Policlinic, Ankara, Turkey  
Cyprus J Med Sci 2016; 1: 31-33
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2016.93
Key Words: Acute abdomen, splenic infarction, diabetes mellitus

Splenic infarction is a rare clinical event caused by reduced blood flow to the spleen. Its presentation can mimic other causes of acute abdominal pain. The most frequent causes of splenic infarction include thromboembolic events, malignant hematologic neoplasms, and vasculitides. A few reports of single or multiple cases of diabetes-induced splenic infarction have been published in medical journals. Herein, we report a 67-year-old patient with diabetes-associated splenic infarction who presented to an emergency department with acute abdominal pain.

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