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Ruptured splenic artery aneurysm in pregnancy presenting in a manner similar to pulmonary embolus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16430572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient, 33 weeks pregnant with twins, who sustained a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm. This presented with left sided chest pain, breathlessness, low oxygen saturations and electrocardiogram (ECG) changes supportive of a diagnosis of massive pulmonary embolus. The diagnosis of splenic artery rupture was made at emergency Caesarean section performed for fetal distress.
A J Richardson; S Bahlool; J Knight
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-24     Completed Date:  2006-02-13     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Specialist Registrar, Department of Anaesthesia, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham, Hants PO6 3LY, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
Pregnancy, Multiple
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*
Splenic Artery*
Comment In:
Anaesthesia. 2006 May;61(5):510   [PMID:  16674641 ]

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