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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 16(1); 2005 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2005;16(1): 218-220.
Spontaneous Splenic Rupture Secondary to a Metastatic Gastric Carcinoma
Jun Young Rho, Seok Young Ryu, Suk Jin Cho, Sang Lae Lee, Hong Yong Kim
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. ryuchoi64@sanggyepaik.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Pathologic splenic rupture is an uncommon finding associated with a long list of pathologic conditions, including infectious diseases, hematologic diseases, metabolic disorders, drug therapy, primary and secondary benign or malignant splenic tumors, acute or chronic pancreatitis, collagen disorders pregnancy, and others. In this report, we present a case study of a pathologic splenic rupture caused by metastasis from a previously undiagnosed gastric carcinoma.
Key words: Spontaneous, Splenic rupture, Gastric, Carcinoma
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