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An abscess of the spleen. It may arise either from the spread of infection from a neighboring organ (that is, a diverticular abscess or a ruptured gastric ulcer) or from hematogenous spread in patients with infective endocarditis.
See also: abscess
pertaining to the spleen.
caused by hematogenous spread of an infection elsewhere, by penetration by a foreign body from the reticulum in cattle, by ulceration from the stomach in the horse. Manifested by fever and toxemia, pain on palpation over the spleen and by a positive paracentesis sample.
see Table 9.
lymph nodules in the splenic matrix.
may be detectable on palpation. Usually caused by displacement of the stomach or intestine to which the spleen is attached.
splenic meridian points
acupuncture points situated along the splenic meridian.
a ribonuclease that is a 5′→3′ exonuclease.
only likely in a grossly enlarged spleen, e.g. in bovine viral leukosis.
a twisting or rotation of the spleen on its vascular pedicle, often in association with gastric dilatation-volvulus in large breed dogs, results in primarily venous congestion and possibly thrombosis and infarction. Clinical signs include abdominal distention and pain, vomiting, and in acute cases cardiovascular collapse and shock.