Subcapsular splenic hematoma due to infectious mononucleosis

Riv Eur Sci Med Farmacol. 1995 Sep-Oct;17(5):157-9.


Spontaneous subcapsular splenic hematoma formation without rupture in infectious mononucleosis is a very unusual occurrence. A conservative management is successful in those patients in stable condition. We describe the presentation and the clinical progress of a case in whom a sudden enlargement in hematoma's diameter needed a splenectomy to avoid the risk of blood effusion in the abdominal cavity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma / etiology*
  • Hematoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infectious Mononucleosis / complications*
  • Male
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Splenic Diseases / etiology*
  • Splenic Diseases / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed