Delayed Splenic Rupture: A Case Report and Literature Review

Alaa Sedik, Fawaz AlRashed, Tarek AlDawoodi, Mohamed ElSayed, Salwa Elhoushy


The spleen is one of the most commonly injured organs in the body after blunt abdominal trauma. Our objective was to present a case of the rare entity called “delayed splenic rupture”, which is the delayed manifestation of splenic injury following a trauma in which the initial ultrasonography study was normal. We also review the previous 13 cases up to 2015 and offer our recommendations. We present a case of a 60-year-old male with a history of road traffic accident 3.5 days prior to admission to our hospital with initial normal ultrasonography scan done at a peripheral referring hospital. He was evaluated and proved to have a large subcapsular splenic hematoma and significant hemoperitoneum. He was offered splenectomy.

J Curr Surg. 2017;7(3):42-44


Spleen rupture; Blunt; Abdominal trauma

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