Sonia Tiboni, Umar Abdulmajid, Suneel Pooboni, Christopher Wighton, Balgopal Eradi, Haitham Dagash
Spontaneous splenic hemorrhage in the newborn is a rare entity. The presentation is usually with a triad of bleeding, abdominal distension, and hemoperitoneum. Rapid diagnosis is essential as left untreated, death is inevitable. We present a case with an unusual initial presentation of a scrotal hematocele and ultrasonography suggesting an adrenal hemorrhage. At laparotomy, splenic preservation was unsuccessful, and therefore, splenectomy was performed. The child recovered well from the procedure.
December 2015: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports