Atraumatic splenic rupture in amyloidosis.

@article{Renzulli2009AtraumaticSR,
  title={Atraumatic splenic rupture in amyloidosis.},
  author={Pietro A. Renzulli and Alain Schoepfer and Esther Mueller and Daniel Candinas},
  journal={Amyloid : the international journal of experimental and clinical investigation : the official journal of the International Society of Amyloidosis},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={47-53}
}
BACKGROUND Splenic involvement in amyloidosis is rather frequent (5-10%). An atraumatic rupture of the affected spleen is however an extremely rare event. We report on a patient with undiagnosed amyloidosis who underwent emergency splenectomy for atraumatic splenic rupture. METHODS Review of the literature and identification of 31 patients, including our own case report, with atraumatic splenic rupture in amyloidosis. Analysis of the clinical presentation, the surgical management, the… CONTINUE READING
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