Spontaneous splenic rupture secondary to lymphoma: Two case reports
Semih Gülle, Harun Akar
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Keywords: Lymphoma, splenectomy, splenic rupture
Spontaneous splenic rupture (SSR) is a dramatic abdominal emergency that requires immediate diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention to ensure survival. The most common causes of SSR are infections, hematologic malignancies, and cystic lesions of the spleen. Although the spleen is often involved in hematological malignancies, splenic rupture is a rare condition. We present two cases of non-traumatic splenic rupture secondary to B-cell lymphoma infiltration. Emergency splenectomy is the basis for treatment of splenic rupture.
Cite this article as: Gülle S, Akar H. Spontaneous splenic rupture secondary to lymphoma: Two case reports. D J Med Sci 2020;6(2):62-66.
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