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Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 153, Issue 8, pp 284–285 | Cite as

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia presenting as spontaneous splenic rupture

  • G. P. McEntee
  • J. P. Duignan
  • B. W. Otridge
  • S. J. Heffeman
Brief Report

Summary

A case of spontaneous rupture of the spleen as a primary manifestation of acute lymphocytic leukaemia is presented. Pathological findings suggest that the splenic rupture in this case was due to infiltration and destruction of the trabecular arteries by leukaemic cells. Splenectomy was carried out successfully and remission subsequently obtained with chemotherapy.

Keywords

Spontaneous Rupture Infectious Mononucleosis Leukaemic Cell Splenic Rupture Tularemia 
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© Springer 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. McEntee
    • 1
  • J. P. Duignan
    • 1
  • B. W. Otridge
    • 1
  • S. J. Heffeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery, Medicine and PathologyMater Misericordiae HospitalDublin 7Ireland

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