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A Journal on Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2003 June;16(3):121-4

    CASE REPORT

A rare case of splenic rupture in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A case report and literature review

Bonfante P., Magistrelli P., Bianchi C., Ansaldo V.

A case of hemoperitoneum caused by splenic rupture following resuscitation manoeuvres, treated successfully, is reported. It is emphasized that the clinical condition can either mask the real clinical picture or hinder investigations such as a CT scan or an angiography. The conclusion is drawn that, although rare, splenic rupture is a complication to be suspected in the case of unclear episodes of hypotension following cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and abdominal ultrasound should be performed promptly and directly at the patient's bed for early diagnosis and treatment.

language: Italian


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