Splenic Haematoma as A Rare Cause of Pleural Effusion: A Case Report OD07-OD09
HN 51 NPHCSLDC Complex Near Transport Chowk, Chandigarh, India.
Pleural effusion has various aetiologies, mostly located either in the lung parenchyma or in the pleura. Subphrenic causes leading to exudative pleural effusion are uncommon. Authors hereby, presented a case of a 50-year-old female with recurrent left sided pleural effusion. The effusion was haemorrhagic, exudative with low Adenosine Deaminase (ADA), and no malignant cells on cytology. Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) thorax and upper abdomen showed an incidental splenic haematoma. With conservative treatment, splenic haematoma and adjoining pleural effusion resolved completely. Thus, this case highlights splenic haematoma as a rare but important cause of pleural effusion.