Nonsurgical treatment of splenic hemorrhage in an adult with infectious mononucleosis. Case report and review

Am J Med. 1986 Jan;80(1):123-5. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(86)90061-6.


A case is presented of a young adult with splenic hemorrhage secondary to infectious mononucleosis. The patient was managed successfully without surgery and has done well over the long term with progressive resolution of the hematoma on ultrasound. The implications of this case for the management of patients with this syndrome are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Erythrocyte Transfusion
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infectious Mononucleosis / complications*
  • Male
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Splenic Diseases / etiology
  • Splenic Diseases / therapy*
  • Splenic Rupture / etiology
  • Splenic Rupture / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents