Spontaneous rupture of the spleen due to infectious mononucleosis.

  title={Spontaneous rupture of the spleen due to infectious mononucleosis.},
  author={David R. Farley and Scott P. Zietlow and Michael Patrick Bannon and Michael B. Farnell},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={67 9},
Spontaneous splenic rupture is an extremely rare but life-threatening complication of infectious mononucleosis in young adults. Although splenectomy remains effective treatment, reports of successful nonoperative management have challenged the time-honored approach of emergent laparotomy. On retrospective analysis of our institutional experience with 8,116 patients who had this disease during a 40-year period, we found 5 substantiated cases of atraumatic splenic rupture due to infectious… CONTINUE READING

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