Pathological rupture of the spleen in uncomplicated myeloma

Ho, Vincent, Shearer, Andrew, and Jagusch, Mark (2008) Pathological rupture of the spleen in uncomplicated myeloma. Clinical Medicine: Case Reports, 1. pp. 19-23.

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Abstract

Pathological rupture of the spleen in uncomplicated myeloma is extremely rare. We present a case of splenic rupture which occurred in a 52 year old woman with uncomplicated multiple myeloma. The patient required an urgent splenectomy and had an uneventful recovery. Pathophysiological mechanisms leading to splenic rupture are discussed. Plasma cell leukaemias have been previously documented to present with splenic rupture. A subgroup of aggressive multiple myelomas such as in our case may have a similar tendency for splenic rupture.

Item ID: 25232
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1178-6450
Keywords: spleen, rupture, myeloma
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 06:14
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110202 Haematology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920101 Blood Disorders @ 100%
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