Delayed splenic rupture presenting 70 days following blunt abdominal trauma
Department of Radiology
Medical Subject Headings
Contusions; Hernia, Inguinal; Humans; Lacerations; Lung Injury; Male; Middle Aged; Multiple Trauma; Skiing; Spleen; Splenectomy; Splenic Rupture; Wounds, Nonpenetrating
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.
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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.
Abdominal trauma, Delayed splenic rupture, Splenic injury, Splenic pseudoaneurysm, Splenic rupture
Resteghini, Nancy; Nielsen, Jonpaul; Hoimes, Matthew L.; and Karam, Adib R., "Delayed splenic rupture presenting 70 days following blunt abdominal trauma" (2014). Radiology Publications and Presentations. 132.