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Spleen injury following left extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Urology, February 2015
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Title
Spleen injury following left extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
Published in
BMC Urology, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/1471-2490-15-4
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Authors

Serge P Marinkovic, Christina M Marinkovic, Donghua Xie

Abstract

A splenic rupture associated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is exceedingly rare. We report a case of stage 3 splenic laceration, hemoperitoneum and subsequent splenic rupture following an ESWL for a left mid polar renal calculus. During the ESWL, although the patient's pain was controlled the gentleman was very nervous and had to be repositioned eight individual times. Approximately 6 hours after the ESWL, the patient phoned the urologist complaining of severe left flank pain unlike any previous episode of renal colic. A computerized tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a stage 3 splenic injury with hemoperitoneum. The patient decompensated and an emergent splenectomy was then performed and the patient experienced an uneventful recovery. Splenic injury likely results from unintentional movement during the sound wave administration for the stone fragmentation procedure. Utilizing noise cancelling headphones during ESWL may preclude the potential pitfalls of patient nervousness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 25%
Student > Postgraduate 2 17%
Student > Master 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Researcher 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 2 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 58%
Psychology 1 8%
Engineering 1 8%
Unknown 3 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 February 2015.
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#2,371,463
of 4,777,873 outputs
Outputs from BMC Urology
#71
of 164 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#76,269
of 151,950 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Urology
#6
of 10 outputs
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