Spontaneous iliac vein rupture: case report and literature review.

@article{Pedley2002SpontaneousIV,
  title={Spontaneous iliac vein rupture: case report and literature review.},
  author={David K Pedley and Janos Nagy and N M Nichol},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={2002},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={510-1}
}
Spontaneous rupture of the iliac vein is a rare cause of exsanguinating haemorrhage. A case is described of a 66 year old woman who required immediate resuscitation in Accident and Emergency following a 24 hour history of left leg and lower quadrant abdominal pain. Emergency laparotomy revealed a 2 cm tear in the left iliac vein. The previously reported… CONTINUE READING