splenic rupture


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splenic rupture

An abdominal catastrophe marked by severe, often pleuritic pain, hemodynamic instability, blood loss into the peritoneum, and occasionally cardiovascular collapse and death. It may occur as a result of trauma or rarely in patients with infectious mononucleosis. Treatment may be conservative or may involve removal of the spleen. In delayed rupture of the spleen, a catastrophic illness may not present until days or weeks after the causative injury.
See also: rupture
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In conclusion, splenic rupture and hematoma mimicking acute abdomen may rarely be the only presenting feature in patients with sickle cell disease and its variants like sickle cell [beta.sup.+] thalassemia as seen in our case.
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He had an un eventful recovery and was discharged on 17th day of his admission with advice of 02 weekly follow up and avoidance of contact sports for 06 weeks to avoid splenic rupture.
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