Spontaneous spleen rupture due to primary splenic angiosarcoma: a case report

Mayir B., Colak T., Dinckan A.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.13, no.4, pp.313-315, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Primary spleen angiosarcoma is an infrequent disease and the diagnosis is usually difficult. In this report we discussed a case who presented with abdominal pain. In clinical follow symptoms of shock were observed. Laparotomy was performed and spleen rupture was detected. Spleen angiosarcoma must be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with unexplained anemia, splenic mass and splenomegaly. It has rapid course and poor prognosis. Splenectomy must be performed because of threat of rupture.