Spontaneous splenic rupture in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukaemia during induction chemotherapy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) is a subtype of acute myeloid leukaemia with high curability rates. However, it is often accompanied by severe coagulopathy and bleeding risk and thus represents a potentially fatal haematological emergency requiring immediate treatment. Spontaneous splenic rupture is a rare event in all haematological… (More)
DOI: 10.5507/bp.2013.086

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