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Volume 1998, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Abstract

Rupture of a normal spleen during pregnancy is very rare. We report a case of splenic rupture following an unclear history of falling in third trimester of pregnancy. Abruptio placenta was suspected preoperatively but, after caesarean section, exploration of the abdominal cavity revealed a ruptured spleen and splenectomy was performed. Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), renal failure, adult respiratory distress, necrotizing enterocolitis and bilateral hydrothorax were complications which were managed successfully.

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Keyword(s): in pregnancy and Rupture spleen
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