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Unexpected splenic injury
  1. Devesh Sharma1,
  2. Abha Govind2
  1. 1Emergency Department, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, Surrey, UK
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Middlesex University Hospital, Edmonton, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Devesh Sharma, Consultant A&E Medicine, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Camberley, GU16 7UJ Surrey, UK; devsharm{at}

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A 31-year-old man presented to the emergency department at 04:50 complaining of left-sided abdominal and flank pain that started from the previous afternoon. The pain had initially settled but he woke …

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