Rupture of the spleen or splenic vessels (splenic emergency syndrome) in late pregnancy: a report of two autopsy cases.


Emergencies of splenic origin in pregnancy involving rupture of the splenic artery or hemorrhage are rare events that can present suddenly and unexpectedly. We report two cases of young women, both in the third trimester of gestation, who suffered sudden malaise while at home and were admitted to the ER. On arrival, both were in severe hemorrhagic shock due… (More)


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