Spontaneous Rupture of Spleen
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Spentaneous rupture of spleen, is a rare abdominal catastrophy, during pregnancy and labour , associated with 100% maternal and foetal mortality if not diagnosed in time. An awareness about this rare entity on the part of an obstetrician leading to timely diagnosis, prompt splenectomy and proper replacement` of blood provides good prognosis for mother and foetus. A rare case of spontaneous rupture of NORMAL spleen during labour with delivery of a live baby by lower segment caesarean section followed by splenectomy is presented and the literature is reviewed.
CitationThakkar, U. (1980). Spontaneous Rupture of Spleen. Medical Journal of Zambia. 14 (4)
SponsorshipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.
Medical Journal of Zambia
SubjectSpontaneous Rupture of Spleen
Rupture, Spontaneous, Labour---Zambia
Ruptured Spleen in Labour---Zambia
Spontaneous rupture of normal spleen during labour.