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Splenic artery aneurysm rupture: case report of this uncommon presentation
  1. A Mattick,
  2. I Gawthrope
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, WA, Australia
  1. Dr Anthony Mattick, Department of Emergency Medicine, Fremantle Hospital, Alma Street, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia; anthonymattick{at}


Rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm remains an uncommon cause of hypovolaemic shock in the emergency department. This case report highlights that rapid resuscitation, diagnostic imaging, surgical consultation, and subsequent laparotomy remain the priorities in patient management.

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