Author(s): Gourgiotis S, Alfaras P, Salemis NS
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Abstract Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) occur predominantly in women, and the majority of them are asymptomatic until rupture. Over half of those that rupture occur during pregnancy. Spontaneously ruptured SAA during pregnancy is always a life-threatening surgical entity for both the mother and the fetus. We report the case of a 29-year-old woman at 34 weeks' gestation with spontaneous rupture of SAA who underwent emergency exploratory laparotomy and splenectomy. This case illustrates the need to consider ruptured SAA as part of important differential diagnosis in haemodynamically unstable pregnant women.
This article was published in Adv Med Sci
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals