(n=19) Idiopathic Thrombolytic Purpura 14 Thalassemia Major 3 Splenitis
1 Idiopathic hypersplenism 1 Accessory spleen 3 Spleen size: Normal (5 x 11cm) 13 Moderate (>5 x 11cm) 3 High grade (6 x 16cm) 3 Mean Spleen weight (gms) 250 Conversion rate -- Hand assist 1 Mean Operation Time (minutes) 152 Concomitant surgery 5 Mean Blood loss 45 Transfusion 1 Complications 6 Mean Hospital stay in days 7 Mean follow up in months (3-88) 46 Preoperative platelet count (109 per liter) 15-45 Postoperative platelet count (109 per liter) >300 Accessory incision 19 Number of Trocar 4
It is unclear on what evidence the association of acute splenitis
with systemic infection was originally based.
On postmortem examination, infection status was confirmed by the presence of granulomatous hepatitis, splenitis
, enteritis, and pneumonia.
The prairie dogs in this study did not have necrotizing lymphadenitis or splenitis
, which may indicate that these rodents were euthanized relatively early in the disease course.
Differential diagnoses for splenic enlargement were splenitis
(infectious/inflammatory), splenic congestion, and neoplasia.
Bacillary angiomatosis and bacillary splenitis
in immunocompetent adults.
The main histopathologic diagnoses included acute protozoal necrotizing interstitial pneumonia, splenitis
, and hepatitis.
Other frequent findings included necrotizing splenitis
, enteritis, esophagitis, dermatitis and airsacculitis.
Necropsy results of the 3 birds revealed hepatomegaly and splenomegaly, and histologic lesions included necrotizing hepatitis, splenitis
, and vasculitis.
Three-week-old SPF chickens challenged with the peacock isolate via intraperitoneal injection showed a typical pneumonia, airsacculitis, and splenitis
. Subsequently, the inoculating strain was recovered from the lungs of challenged birds.