Splenic rupture caused by a cricket ball. A case report

S Afr Med J. 1987 Jun 20;71(12):796.


A 14-year-old boy presented with a ruptured spleen after being injured by a cricket ball during a match. A typical picture of splenic rupture with intra-abdominal haemorrhage was evident on admission to hospital. At emergency laparotomy splenorrhaphy was not feasible because of a deep hilar laceration and splenectomy was performed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Splenic Rupture / etiology*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications