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Spontaneous rupture of the left external iliac vein.
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PMID:  15004889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, we have experienced a case of spontaneous rupture of the left iliac vein in a 62-year-old woman, who had been suffering from hemiparesis and chronic constipation. An urgent laparotomy was performed for massive hemoperitoneum without knowing the bleeding point, and laceration on the left external iliac vein was repaired. Spontaneous rupture of the iliac vein is extremely rare. However, it should be included in differential diagnoses of the patient with massive hemoperitoneum who have no known pathology or any evidence of blunt trauma.
Tae-Won Kwon; Sun-Mo Yang; Do-Kyun Kim; Geun-Eun Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Yonsei medical journal     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0513-5796     ISO Abbreviation:  Yonsei Med. J.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-08     Completed Date:  2004-04-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414003     Medline TA:  Yonsei Med J     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Iliac Vein / pathology*
Middle Aged
Rupture, Spontaneous / etiology,  pathology,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Diseases / etiology,  pathology*,  therapy

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