Splenic artery aneurysm rupture in pregnancy.

  title={Splenic artery aneurysm rupture in pregnancy.},
  author={Jennifer Fong Ha and Michael Phillips and Kingsley Faulkner},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={146 2},
Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is the commonest visceral artery aneurysm. It is diagnosed more frequently in younger women, with up to 95% presenting during pregnancy. Rupture is associated with a disproportionately high maternal and fetal mortality. We performed a literature search on the patient and SAA characteristics, clinical presentations, management and outcome of this serious complication. There were 32 patients in total with a mean age of 27.9 years (range 20-38). The mean SAA size was… CONTINUE READING


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