Review: spontaneous rupture of splenic artery aneurysm in pregnancy.

  title={Review: spontaneous rupture of splenic artery aneurysm in pregnancy.},
  author={Daniel O. Selo-Ojeme and Christopher C Welch},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={109 2},
Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) occur predominantly in women and a majority of the aneurysms are asymptomatic until rupture. Over half of those that rupture occur during pregnancy or in women who have had children. Rupture during pregnancy is associated with a very high maternal and fetal mortality rate. Although this condition is uncommon, good materno-fetal outcome can only be achieved by early diagnosis and prompt treatment. It is therefore important to increase awareness of this condition so… CONTINUE READING