Bruno Martinez-Leo

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Spleen vascular tumors such as hemangiomas, albeit rare, can present during neonatal period with unexplained circulatory shock. We present a case of a newborn with refractory hypovolemic shock and acute abdomen that underwent emergency splenectomy due to spontaneous rupture of a splenic hemangioma.
An 18-hour male newborn was sent to our institution for evaluation of imperforate anus and “no visible fistula” and colostomy creation. Physical exam showed no cardio respiratory or neurological compromise. He had imperforate anus, descended testicles, normal penis and perineum with a rather normal raphe with no visible fistula or opening (Figure 1). After(More)
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