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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 199-201

Spontaneous rupture of the spleen: A case report and review of the literature

Department of General Surgery, Kurnool Medical College, Government General Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Vudutha Srihari
H. No.: 46-1M-1-4, Aditya Nagar, A-Camp, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.165407

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Spontaneous rupture of the normal spleen is a rare clinical entity in the absence of trauma; the diagnosis and treatment of this fatal complication are often delayed. Regardless of the mechanism, patients typically present with upper abdominal pain, classically referred to the left shoulder, with evidence of hemoperitoneum and moderate to severe shock. Here we are presenting a rare case of spontaneous rupture of normal spleen in a young female.

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