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Int J Surg Case Rep


Spontaneous splenic rupture in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia: A case report.


Rueda-Esteban R, Stozitzky Muñoz N, Barrios Díaz M, García Sierra A, Perdomo C F
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 66:122-125.
PMID: 31835134.


Spontaneous splenic rupture is an atraumatic event that represents a rare and life-threatening acute complication in which the spleen is damaged producing internal hemorrhage in the abdominal cavity. Its association with hematologic malignancies, although a rare occurrence, has been previously described. Among this subset of patients, chronic myeloid leukemia is one of the main causes.