A unique cause of hemoperitoneum: spontaneous rupture of a splenic hemangiopericytoma

  title={A unique cause of hemoperitoneum: spontaneous rupture of a splenic hemangiopericytoma},
  author={Picozzi Stefano Carlo Maria and Massimo Carlo Mauri and Luca Fabio Carmignani},
  booktitle={International journal of emergency medicine},
Non-traumatic hemoperitoneum may be catastrophic if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. It is critical to identify this clinical picture and treat any active bleeding. We report the first case in the literature (to our knowledge) of spontaneous hemoperitoneum caused by a cystic splenic hemangiopericytoma. Hemangiopericytomas represent a small subset of soft tissue sarcomas. They rarely originate in the spleen as a primary tumor, with only ten cases having been previously described. The… CONTINUE READING

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