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Ruptured spleen cavernous hemangioma

Lung-Yun Kang, Fong-Dee Huang, Yuan-Yuarn Liu
A 41-year-old woman with blunt abdominal trauma due to a motor vehicle accident presented to our emergency department. The patient had a history of a giant hepatic cavernous hemangioma. Emergency exploratory laparotomy was performed for suspected intra-abdominal bleeding with abdominal compartment syndrome, and more than 4 liters of blood and blood clots were removed. An active bleeding laceration (5 cm) of a hepatic cavernous hemangioma was detected in segment III of the liver. The bleeding was controlled by sutures, Teflon patches and tamponade...
February 2015: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
Takeyuki Misawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Yuki Fujiwara, Yasuro Futagawa, Toru Harada, Masahiro Ikegami, Katsuhiko Yanaga
The etiology of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is not well understood. Although splenic involvement is very rare in KTS, life-threatening events such as spontaneous rupture of a splenic hemangioma may occur. We recently performed elective splenectomy for massive splenomegaly causing uncontrollable abdominal pain in a woman with KTS. The extracted spleen weighed 4260 g, and cavernous hemangiomas in the spleen were found to be the cause of the splenomegaly. The patient's abdominal pain resolved after surgery and her postoperative course was uneventful, except for persistent bleeding from the bladder...
January 2014: Surgery Today
Parsia A Vagefi, Ingo Klein, Bruce Gelb, Bilal Hameed, Stephen L Moff, Jeff P Simko, Oren K Fix, Helge Eilers, John R Feiner, Nancy L Ascher, Chris E Freise, Nathan M Bass
INTRODUCTION: Cavernous hemangiomas represent the most common benign primary hepatic neoplasm, often being incidentally detected. Although the majority of hepatic hemangiomas remain asymptomatic, symptomatic hepatic hemangiomas can present with abdominal pain, hemorrhage, biliary compression, or a consumptive coagulopathy. The optimal surgical management of symptomatic hepatic hemangiomas remains controversial, with resection, enucleation, and both deceased donor and living donor liver transplantation having been reported...
January 2011: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Max Pachl, Khalid Elmalik, Martha Cohen, Susan Kamupira, Jenny Walker, Govind Murthi
We present a case of a term neonate with hypovolemic shock after spontaneous vaginal delivery. Hemodynamic instability persisted despite resuscitation with packed red cells, fresh frozen plasma, and platelets. An ultrasound scan at 48 hours after birth followed by a computed tomographic scan demonstrated a splenic lesion and hemoperitoneum. She underwent an emergency laparotomy and splenectomy for splenic rupture. Histologic findings demonstrated a ruptured cavernous hemangioma of the spleen. Exsanguinating intraabdominal hemorrhage in the newborn infant is rare...
February 2008: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Ming-Jen Chen, Ming-Jer Huang, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Tsang-En Wang, Horng-Yuan Wang, Cheng-Hsin Chu, Shee-Chan Lin, Shou-Chuan Shih
AIM: This report gives a comprehensive overview of ultrasonography of splenic abnormalities. Certain ultrasonic features are also discussed with pathologic correlation. METHODS: We review the typical ultrasonic characteristics of a wide range of splenic lesions, illustrating them with images obtained in our institution from 2000 to 2003. One hundred and three patients (47 men, 56 women), with a mean age of 54 years (range 9-92 years), were found to have an abnormal ultrasonic pattern of spleen...
July 14, 2005: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
P M Norris, S C A Hughes, C J L Strachan
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May 2003: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
E Fodzo, P Verhaeghe, C Cordonnier
A 49 years old man in good physical condition suffering from abdominal pain in the right hypochondrium was hospitalized and CT scan revealed an hemoperitoneum, an enlargement of the liver and a rupture of an heterogeneous spleen. The patient was operated on and spleen removed. Pathological examination of the spleen concluded to a splenic cavernous hemangioma. In the postoperative course, an increase of liver nodules occurred within two weeks. A localized splenic angiosarcoma was recognized by reexamination of the specimen...
November 1999: Chirurgie; Mémoires de L'Académie de Chirurgie
S Falk, J Krishnan, J M Meis
Forty primary splenic angiosarcomas occurring in 21 men and 19 women, 19-84 years old (median 59 years) are reported. Patients presented with splenomegaly (35 of 38, 92%), abdominal pain (33 of 40, 83%), and systemic symptoms such as fatigue (2 of 40, 5%), fever (4 of 40, 10%), and/or weight loss (16 of 40, 40%). Five (13%) experienced splenic rupture associated with hemoperitoneum. Abnormal laboratory findings included cytopenia (31 of 34, 91%), leukocytosis (8 of 21, 38%), and thrombocytosis (1/39, 3%). Most spleens weighed 500-1,000 g (mean, 1,180 g)...
October 1993: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
R C Rao, R Ghose, S Sawhney, M Berry
We report a case of unusual presentation of a patient with hemangioma of the spleen. The patient had presented with recurrent gastric hemorrhage and significant weight loss, due to ruptured hemangioma of the spleen and associated splenic tuberculosis. The true nature of the lesions remained a diagnostic dilemma despite complete radiological workup and review of literature.
February 1993: Australasian Radiology
J P Bail, P Menut, T Andivot, T Leal, A Volant, J F Charles
A case of a cavernous haemangioma associated with an hepatic haemangioma is reported. It presented in the form of a hyperechogenic mass on ultrasound imaging. On the Computed Tomography scan with contrast, the splenic tumour became progressively hyperdense: this last characteristic is observed in 6 out of 9 cases reported in the literature. MR imaging seems to allow an accurate preoperative diagnosis; nevertheless, splenectomy is often indicated because of the risk of rupture, in which case histological examination removes any doubt concerning an exceptional malignant form...
1994: Annales de Chirurgie
G C Ejeckam
Diffuse hemangioma of the spleen occurred in a 59-year-old man. The presenting features were a dull ache and heaviness in the left upper quadrant for 3 weeks, severe left-sided pain and fever immediately before hospitalization, and a tender mass in the left upper quadrant. The condition was diagnosed at laparotomy; splenectomy was performed. In this case intrahemangiomatous hemorrhage had occurred, but not rupture of the spleen, which is a potentially lethal complication. Other complications of diffuse splenic hemangioma are thrombosis, infarction, infection with abscess formation, and partial calcification of the vascular spaces...
July 1976: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
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