Sub capsular splenectomy for delayed spontaneous splenic rupture in a case of sickle cell anemia

World J Emerg Surg. 2009 May 6;4:17. doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-4-17.

Abstract

Splenic ruptures are mostly due to trauma and manifest at the moment of injury with symptoms of acute intraperitoneal hemorrhage and shock. Spontaneous/pathological and delayed rupture of the spleen is not unknown. A case of delayed spontaneous splenic rupture in a case of sickle cell anemia is being reported, which was treated with sub capsular splenectomy (from within the pseudo capsule formed due to inflammation).