Splenic Abscess as a Presenting Sign of Colonic Carcinoma

Shai Shinhar*, Michael Nobel, Rosso Yitzhak, Mordechai Shimonov, Entebi Eliahu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


An 80-year-old male presenting with a high fever and weakness underwent percutaneous drainage of a splenic abscess. Despite a transient improvement he was readmitted 1 week after removal of the catheter because of fever and a deterioration in his physical and mental condition. Operation revealed two abscesses as well as a tumor of the transverse colon with perforation, adherent to the spleen. After drainage of the pus, the spleen and tumor were resected and a colostomy created. Culture yielded Klebsiella and Enterococcus. Histological examination of the spleen revealed multiple foci of metastatic carcinoma of the adenocarcinoma of the colon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Abscess Gram-negative bacteria causing
  • Colon tumor associated with splenic
  • Splenic abscess
  • Splenic abscess


Dive into the research topics of 'Splenic Abscess as a Presenting Sign of Colonic Carcinoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this