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Delayed and occult splenic rupture: a diagnostic puzzle.
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PMID:  22668529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Splenic rupture is a common complaint encountered in emergency surgery. Trauma is the most common cause of splenic rupture, while non-traumatic or occult splenic rupture (OSR) is a rare condition. The differential diagnosis weighs on treatment that ranges between close monitoring, splenorrhaphy, splenic conservation and splenectomy. We report a case of an 63-year-old man presenting with acute atraumatic left upper quadrant pain. Preliminary diagnosis was subsequently determined to be a hematoma secondary to OSR. More accurate detailed history revealed a previous trauma, which occurred more than one year before and mimicked an OSR. Delayed and occult splenic rupture are as different diagnosis as different treatment. Even in emergency surgery, the key for a target therapeutic strategy should consider an accurate diagnostic time.
E Poiasina; L Battaglia; E Leo; C Muscarà; M Rampa; A Vannelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Il Giornale di chirurgia     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0391-9005     ISO Abbreviation:  G Chir     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011768     Medline TA:  G Chir     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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