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Spontaneous (atraumatic) splenic rupture complicating anticoagulant treatment for splenic infarction.
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PMID:  24187770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report the case of a 61-year-old male patient who suffered a spontaneous (atraumatic) splenic rupture (SSR) following splenic infarction treated by heparin anticoagulation. Splenic rupture precipitated by thrombolytic or anticoagulant therapy has been reported and putatively attributed to unrecognized micro-traumatisms i.e. after resuscitation manoeuvres, leading to massive bleeding upon anticoagulation and secondary splenic rupture. Nevertheless, SSR resulting from splenic infarction and anticoagulation has not been described.
Fabrice C Deprez; Geoffrey C Colin; Philippe Hainaut
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre, Ottignies, Belgium.
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