DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20221456

A case of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm in pregnancy: a rare presentation

Manju Priya Pandian, Prabha Janakiraman

Abstract


Rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is a rare condition that occurs predominantly in pregnancy. It is associated with a maternal mortality rate of 75% and fetal mortality rate of 95%. The majority ruptured spontaneously.  Most cases are not diagnosed until surgery following rupture. Ruptured SAA should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pregnant patient with severe and unexplained abdominal pain.

 


Keywords


Splenic artery aneurysm, Massive hemoperitoneum, Splenectomy

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