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2021 Feb 03

Int J Surg Case Rep


Case report of a spontaneous splenic rupture in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia treated by arterial splenic embolization.



Spontaneous splenic rupture (SSR) is a rare phenomenon where the spleen ruptures without associated trauma. SSR can lead to an intra-abdominal haemorrhage and an acute abdomen that can be life threatening.