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Spleen rupture after mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19097968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of splenic rupture as the cause of a sudden drop in blood pressure soon after mitral valve surgery for infective endocarditis. This case suggests that, in addition to more common causes of unstable vital signs after valvular surgery, such as cardiac tamponade or bleeding at the operation site, splenic rupture, although rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis. This is particularly important in the case of infective endocarditis.
Mei-Hui Yang; Chia-Chan Wu; Wei-Horng Jean; Cheng-Wei Lu; Yueh-Hsun Chuang; Tzu-Yu Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Taiwanica : official journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1875-4597     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-03-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101214918     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis / surgery*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Splenic Rupture / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery

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