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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 269-270

Spontaneous splenic rupture 1 week after laparoscopic appendectomy due to acute appendicitis


Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Vrazov trg 2, 1104 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Dr. Jurij Janez
Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloška Cesta 7, 1525 Ljubljana
Slovenia
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_1_20

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Spontaneous splenic rupture is a rare entity that requires high index of suspicion for diagnosis. Usually, it occurs due to underlying pathology that could be inflammatory, neoplastic or infectious. However, there are also cases of spontaneous splenic rupture in a normal-sized spleen without obvious pathologic process. In our case, the patient suffered a spontaneous splenic rupture 1 week after laparoscopic appendectomy due to acute appendicitis. Histopathologic examination revealed a normal-sized spleen without any obvious pathology. In our patient, we did not found any explanation for a spontaneous splenic rupture, besides her primary inflammatory condition.






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