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A splenic infarct occurs when the vascular supply for the spleen becomes occluded leading to tissue hypoxia and necrosis. It can be the result of either arterial or venous compromise, and it is associated with multiple of disease states. The most common etiologies include malignancy, hypercoagulable disorders, and embolic disorders. It is also common that splenic infarctions are the presenting signs of a previously unknown condition. Patients can be asymptomatic, however, most develop left upper quadrant abdominal pain. Splenic infarction is often diagnosed with computed tomography. Splenic infarcts can be managed medically, however, surgical intervention is indicated if the patient develops complications including hemorrhage, rupture, abscess, or pseudocyst.
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