Delayed rupture of the spleen caused by an intrasplenic pseudoaneurysm following blunt trauma: case report.

@article{Hiraide1994DelayedRO,
  title={Delayed rupture of the spleen caused by an intrasplenic pseudoaneurysm following blunt trauma: case report.},
  author={Atsushi Hiraide and Hideaki Yamamoto and Kensei Yahata and Toshiharu Yoshioka and Taro Sugimoto},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1994},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={743-4}
}
The delayed rupture of the spleen in a 12-year-old boy is reported. He was admitted with an isolated blunt splenic injury. Successive echograms revealed an enlarging hypoechogenic region in the spleen. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed that this hypoechogenic region was a splenic pseudoaneurysm. On his 7th hospital day the pseudoaneurysm ruptured. An emergency laparotomy with splenorrhaphy was performed. His subsequent clinical course was uneventful and the pseudoaneurysm was… CONTINUE READING