Spontaneous splenic rupture following infectious mononucleosis.

@article{Safran1990SpontaneousSR,
  title={Spontaneous splenic rupture following infectious mononucleosis.},
  author={David B. Safran and Geoffrey Bloom},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1990},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={
          601-5
        }
}
Four cases of spontaneous splenic rupture after infectious mononucleosis (IM) have been treated at this institution since 1978. The condition is rare, occurring in 0.1-0.5 per cent of patients with proven infectious mononucleosis. Splenectomy is considered the treatment of choice for these patients. However, because recent trends in the management of traumatic splenic rupture are moving towards nonoperative treatment with selected patients, a similar approach has been considered for the patient… CONTINUE READING

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