Delayed splenic rupture presenting 70 days following blunt abdominal trauma
Department of Radiology
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.
Abdominal trauma, Delayed splenic rupture, Splenic injury, Splenic pseudoaneurysm, Splenic rupture
DOI of Published Version
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.
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.