Intestinal obstruction caused by infarcted splenic hemangioma with renal vein thrombosis in a newborn: a case report

Int Surg. 2002 Jul-Sep;87(3):157-9.


The spleen in newborns, infants, and children is rarely involved in a variety of pathological processes. These processes may involve an isolated splenic disease or may be a part of a systemic illness. Renal vein thrombosis in infants of diabetic mothers has been reported. We report a case of a newborn with intestinal obstruction caused by an infarcted splenic hemangioma and renal vein thrombosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest case with both above-mentioned diagnoses and causes of intestinal obstruction in the English medical literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes, Gestational / complications*
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / blood supply
  • Hemangioma / complications*
  • Hemangioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Intestinal Obstruction / surgery
  • Plasminogen Activators / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal Veins*
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Infarction / complications*
  • Splenic Infarction / surgery
  • Splenic Neoplasms / blood supply
  • Splenic Neoplasms / complications*
  • Splenic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / therapeutic use
  • Venous Thrombosis / complications*
  • Venous Thrombosis / drug therapy


  • Plasminogen Activators
  • Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator