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Occult splenic injury: delayed presentation manifesting as jaundice
  1. R A Simpson,
  2. R Ajuwon
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Mr Simpson (dr-rob{at}dr-rob.co.uk)

Abstract

Delayed splenic rupture, though uncommon, is a recognised clinical condition and is associated with a significant mortality rate. In the vast majority of cases the patient re-presents with abdominal symptoms and/or signs of acute intraperitoneal haemorrhage. A case is presented of delayed splenic rupture presenting with jaundice attributable to intra-abdominal clot lysis.

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