A case of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm in pregnancy: a rare presentation
Keywords:Splenic artery aneurysm, Massive hemoperitoneum, Splenectomy
Rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is a rare condition that occurs predominantly in pregnancy. It is associated with a maternal mortality rate of 75% and fetal mortality rate of 95%. The majority ruptured spontaneously. Most cases are not diagnosed until surgery following rupture. Ruptured SAA should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pregnant patient with severe and unexplained abdominal pain.
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