Read by QxMD icon Read

Splenic rupture

Luciana Lerendegui, Luis A Gauto, Jimena S Esnaola, Julia Udaquiola, Roberto L Vagni, Pablo Lobos, Juan M Moldes Larribas, Daniel H Liberto
Diaphragmatic rupture is a relatively uncommon entity in pediatrics that can occur as a result of a high-impact trauma. Only between 25 and 50% of the cases are detected in the initial evaluation of the patient, which increases the risk of complications. This paper presents the case of an asymptomatic 8-year-old patient who was referred to our institution after a vehicular accident. A day and a half after admission, a left pulmonary hypoventilation was detected. Computed tomography scan showed intrathoracic elevation of the splenic angle of the colon and the small bowel...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Tan Ming Ngan Aloysius, Vishalkumar G Shelat
Gestational choriocarcinoma is a rare and aggressive type of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, which is characterized by early vascular invasion and widespread metastases. Choriocarcinoma metastasizes hematogenously, and bleeding from metastases is common. Splenic rupture from a metastatic tumour is exceedingly rare, with only a few reports. We report a case of a 41-year-old female presenting with acute abdomen and haemorrhagic shock secondary to splenic rupture from metastatic choriocarcinoma, which was managed with emergency laparoscopic splenectomy...
February 2018: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Gang Fang, Bin Chen, Weiguo Fu, Daqiao Guo, Xin Xu, Junhao Jiang, Jianjun Luo, Zhihui Dong
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular treatment (ET) is being increasingly used for splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs), but systematic treatment strategies have not been defined. We set out to investigate the optimal strategies for ET of complicated SAAs (CSAAs). METHODS: CSAAs were classified into three types: type I, rupture or impending rupture; type II, at the origin of the splenic artery; and type III, having an aberrant splenic artery from the splenomesenteric trunk (type IIIA) or celiacomesenteric trunk (type IIIB)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Abdullah Shariff, Ruby Skinner, Andrea Pakula
INTRODUCTION: Visceral artery aneurysms are an uncommon clinical problem with aneurysms of the celiac artery only making up a small percentage of all visceral artery aneurysms. The more common splenic and hepatic aneurysms are often symptomatic with pain or rupture and associated hemorrhage. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of an otherwise healthy 30 yo male with an asymptomatic, posttraumatic arterial aneurysm of the celiac artery. He initially presented to our trauma center after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds which required multiple abdominal surgeries...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Vinayak Nagaraja, Greg Cranney, Virag Kushwaha
In the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disease, novel oral anticoagulants have emerged as alternatives to warfarin. A major challenge continues to be the reversal of their anticoagulant effect in the case of life-threatening haemorrhagic complications. We report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture treated by splenic artery embolisation in a 77-year-old woman who was anticoagulated with rivaroxaban.
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Inês Mourato Nunes, Ana Isabel Pedroso, Ramiro Carvalho, Armindo Ramos
Pathological or spontaneous splenic rupture is a rare but well-recognised complication of haematological malignancies. The authors present a clinical report of a 78-year-old woman with known clinical history of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and atrial fibrillation under anticoagulation with apixaban which has spontaneous splenic rupture. Pathological examination revealed lymph node and splenic infiltration due to chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. The diagnosis of splenic rupture must be considered in all patients with haematological malignancies who experience acute abdomen...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Rafiullah Khan, Asad Ali
We report a rare case of a 53-year-old man with no significant past medical history who reported multiple tick bites within a 2-month period. The patient reported not "feeling well" for the 2 ½ weeks. He complained of generalized body aches, pains, and chills. He did not report nausea, vomiting, or yellowish discoloration of the eyes or skin. He presented to the emergency room with syncope preceded by severe abdominal pain. Upon presentation, he was pale and hypotensive. He had not experienced any trauma...
February 22, 2018: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
Nour Al Jalbout, Anna Jean Moreland
Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is a rare potentially fatal condition with an estimated prevalence in the general population ranging between 0.2 and 10.4%. Ruptured splenic artery aneurysm poses a great diagnostic challenge to emergency physicians due to non-specific and potentially fatal presentations. Dual (arterial and venous) phase imaging is very important for identifying the source of an active intraabdominal bleed when patients are stable enough to tolerate the exam. Here, we present a case of a 54-year-old female who presented with syncope to the emergency department, diagnosed with ruptured splenic artery aneurysm...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Imaging
Toshio Baba, Kiyofumi Morishita, Tooru Mawatari, Masami Shingaki, Tsuyoshi Shibata, Kouhei Narayama, Koudai Tsuruta
A 19-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital after developing infectious endocarditis associated with methicillin-sensitive bovine Staphylococcus aureus septicemia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging confirmed occipital lobe cerebral bleeding. An echocardiogram showed severe mitral regurgitation with vegetation on the posterior mitral leaflet. We performed mitral valve replacement. However, a hepatic artery aneurysm and a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm was found on the 5th postoperative day and coil embolization was accordingly performed...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Edit Porpaczy, Cathrin Skrabs, Ilse Schwarzinger, Dorothea Augustin, Renate Thalhammer, Ulrich Jaeger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 26, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
Akshay Pratap, Bhavani Pokala, Luciano M Vargas, Dmitry Oleynikov, Vishal Kothari
Splenic artery aneurysm is the most common visceral arterial aneurysm. Rupture of aneurysm is a rare event but associated with a high mortality. Endovascular coil embolization of bleeding splenic artery aneurysm has emerged as a promising minimal invasive treatment and considered safer than open surgery in selected patients. Nevertheless, several complications related to coils have been reported, the rarest being coil migration and erosion. We report a case of splenic artery coil migration into the stomach and its successful removal by laparoscopic endoscopy combined surgery...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Orith Waisbourd-Zinman, Amit Shah, Henry C Lin, Elizabeth B Rand
INTRODUCTION: Massive splenomegaly from portal hypertension (PHTN) in children raises the specter of splenic rupture; however, the incidence, etiology, and risk of rupture have not been studied, nor have existing practices to reduce risk. We therefore performed an international survey to describe the splenic rupture cases in PHTN and to describe the existing empirical practice among hepatologists. METHODS: A questionnaire was constructed to elicit cases of splenic rupture and collect hepatologists' common practices for prevention of splenic rupture...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Aleix Elizalde-Torrent, Fernando Val, Ingrid Cardoso C Azevedo, Wuelton M Monteiro, Luiz C L Ferreira, Carmen Fernández-Becerra, Hernando A Del Portillo, Marcus V G Lacerda
BACKGROUND: Splenomegaly is one of the most common features of malaria. However, spontaneous splenic rupture, although unusual, represents a severe complication often leading to death. It is mostly seen in acute infection and primary attack, and it is most commonly associated with Plasmodium vivax. Here, a case of spontaneous splenic rupture diagnosed with a portable ultrasound apparatus shortly after starting treatment and with recurrent parasitaemia after splenectomy, is reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: In November 2015, a 45-year-old Brazilian man presented to the hospital in Manaus with fever, headache and myalgia...
February 13, 2018: Malaria Journal
Ravi Maharaj, Barry Raghunanan, Wayne Mohammed, Rakesh Rambally, Vandana Devika Sookdeo, Dave Harnanan, Wayne A Warner
Splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are an extremely rare cause of asymptomatic massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding with less than a handful of patients surviving such a presentation. A 24-year-old female presented in shock after multiple episodes of massive rectal bleeding. Imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass arising from the tail of the pancreas eroding into the splenic flexure of the colon. Further episodes of bleeding led to an exploratory laparotomy. Intraoperatively, a suspected neoplastic process arising from the tail of the pancreas with contiguous involvement of the splenic flexure of the colon and the greater curvature of the stomach was noted...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Kayla M Humenansky, Lauren Kopicky, Jude Leo Opoku-Agyeman, Carlos G Martinez
Splenic injury is a rare but serious complication of bariatric surgical procedures. Given that the need for dissection of the gastrosplenic ligament during bariatric surgical procedures, splenic injury is not unfathomable. While most subcapsular splenic hematomas may be self-limiting, continued expansion may result in splenic rupture and should, therefore, be handled with great care. With the growing rate of bariatric surgical procedures worldwide, inadvertent intra-operative splenic injury may become a more prevalent surgical complication...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Ayşe Gül Ergönül, Tevfik İlker Akçam, Ali Özdil, Ufuk Çağırıcı
Spontaneous splenic rupture is a quite rare entity that may develop secondary to some special situations (lymphoma, post-abdominal surgey etc). In the literature, the case of a patient has been reported following thoracic surgery. In a patient who had undergone right upper lobectomy for pulmonary carcinoma, signs of acute abdomen and low levels in the hemogram were detected on the fifth postoperative day; therefore, the patient underwent further investigations. A radiological evaluation revealed splenic rupture, and the patient was operated on...
April 2017: Turkish Thoracic Journal
Duoduo Zhang, Anxia Chen, Yu Gu
INTRODUCTION: Most secondary abdominal pregnancies happen after spontaneous abortion of tubal pregnancy or ruptured intrauterine pregnancy. However, we presented a case of ruptured secondary abdominal pregnancy after primary laparoscopic treatment of tubal pregnancy. CASE REPORT: The ectopic pregnant lesion in the affected tube was thoroughly removed in the primary laparoscopy, and nothing abnormal was detected in abdomen or pelvis. Beta human chorionic gonadotropin levels dropped significantly after surgery, but the patient came back again for severe abdominal pain with beta human chorionic gonadotropin increasing, and free peritoneal fluid in the pouch of Douglas was detected at ultrasonography...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Cemile Dayangan Sayan
Hyperemesis gravidarum is defined as a condition emerging during pregnancy, is prominent with severe nausea and vomiting, a water-electrolyte imbalance and liver-kidney function disorder and causes more than 5% loss of body weight. In cases of severe hyperemesis gravidarum, maternal morbidities such as water-electrolyte imbalance, hepatorenal failure, Wernicke's encephalopathy, splenic avulsion, oesophageal rupture, pneumothorax have been reported. We present a case of hyperemesis gravidarum, which continued until the third trimester and developed secondary hepatorenal failure, a water-electrolyte imbalance, intrauterine growth restriction, anhydramnios, foetal distress and neonatal mortality...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Xuchun Chen, Hong Li, Fengshan Wang, Hao Liu
RATIONALE: Primary angiosarcoma of the spleen (PAS) is a very rare malignant neoplasm that originates from endothelial cells of the splenic blood vessels. Without typical clinical presentations and specific radiological features, PAS is very difficult to be early identified and 1-year mortality is extremely high. Late detection and spleen rupture are considered as the most important risk factors for early metastasis. PATIENT CONCERNS: Without any obvious symptom, a 35-year-old woman was admitted with splenic neoplasm that was accidentally discovered through a routine physical examination...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yumiko Yamanaka, Hideaki Ishida, Hiroko Naganuma, Tomoya Komatsuda, Hideaki Miyazawa, Takaharu Miyauchi, Satoshi Takahashi, Tomoki Tozawa, Katsuhiko Enomoto
Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm (SAPA) is a relatively infrequently encountered but clinically important vascular change, because it carries a high risk of rupture that warrants prompt treatment regardless of its size. Thus, sufficient knowledge is indispensable when seeing chronic pancreatitis patients or post-traumatic patients. Here, we report two such cases. The first case was a 52-year-old woman known to have chronic pancreatitis who presented with hematemesis and hemodynamic instability in which X-ray computed tomography (CT) and color Doppler sonography (CDS) had difficulty visualizing slow blood flow in SAPA, but superb microvascular imaging (SMI) clearly demonstrated the slow blood flow in SAPA, prompting our therapeutic decision to perform rapid embolization...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"