Spontaneous splenic rupture in pregnancy: a case report

  • CC Makwe
  • MC Nwogu
  • OO Olusoji
  • JA Olamijulo
Keywords: Spontaneous, spleen, rupture, pregnancy, twins

Abstract

Spontaneous splenic rupture in pregnancy is a rare condition, associated with very high maternal mortality rate and fetal wastage. It is frequently misdiagnosed at presentation. We report a case of a 33-year-old, gravida 2, para 1 lady at 29 weeks' gestation with spontaneous splenic rupture, which was initially diagnosed as hypovolaemic shock due to ruptured uterus. Spontaneous splenic rupture as a cause of shock and abdominal pain should be considered whenever uterine rupture is suspected in the second half of pregnancy.

Keywords: Spontaneous, spleen, rupture, pregnancy, twins

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