Title

Delayed splenic rupture presenting 70 days following blunt abdominal trauma

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Contusions; Hernia, Inguinal; Humans; Lacerations; Lung Injury; Male; Middle Aged; Multiple Trauma; Skiing; Spleen; Splenectomy; Splenic Rupture; Wounds, Nonpenetrating

Disciplines

Radiology

Abstract

Delayed splenic rupture following conservative management of splenic injury is an extremely rare complication. We report a case of an adult patient who presented with delayed splenic rupture necessitating splenectomy, 2 months following blunt abdominal trauma. Imaging at the initial presentation demonstrated only minimal splenic contusion and the patient was discharge following 24 hours of observation.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Clin Imaging. 2014 Jan-Feb;38(1):73-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.09.003. Link to article on publisher's site. Epub 2013 Oct 18.

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Keywords

Abdominal trauma, Delayed splenic rupture, Splenic injury, Splenic pseudoaneurysm, Splenic rupture

PubMed ID

24139835