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Title: A rare case of oesophageal and gastric fundus necrosis following traumatic splenectomy.
Author: Bennett, Laura
Gallagher, James
Issue Date: 2022
Publication Title: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Volume: 9
Start Page: rjac455
Abstract: Abstract Oesophageal and gastric fundus necrosis are rare clinical entities and have not previously been reported concurrently. This case study describes oesophageal and gastric fundus necrosis in a 71-year-old female who developed chest pain post-splenectomy for infected splenic haematoma in the context of a fall. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy demonstrated oesophageal and gastric fundus necrosis. This was likely due to multiple factors including comorbidities, hypoperfusion, post-splenectomy state and herpes simplex virus oesophagitis. This finding is an important differential in the unwell patient with chest pain post-splenectomy and investigation with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy could be considered in the absence of another cause.
Internal ID Number: 01959
Type: Journal Article
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