Delayed rupture of the spleen--myths, facts, and their importance: case reports and literature review.

@article{Kluger1994DelayedRO,
  title={Delayed rupture of the spleen--myths, facts, and their importance: case reports and literature review.},
  author={Yoram Shimon Kluger and Danie B. Paul and John J. Raves and Maurizio Fonda and Joseph C. Young and Ricard N. Townsend and Daniel L. Diamond},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1994},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={568-71}
}
Over a 1-year period, three patients were seen in our trauma service with delayed bleeding (> or = 7 days) from an initially inapparent splenic injury. This entity was defined as a late occurrence of signs and symptoms attributed to splenic injury not detected by diagnostic computed tomographic (CT) scanning during the initial examination. We believe that this represents an "injury in evolution" minor enough to go undetected on initial CT scans of the abdomen. A high index of suspicion and… CONTINUE READING