Laparoscopic splenectomy for atraumatic splenic rupture

Ugo Grossi, Antonio Crucitti, Gerardo D'Amato, Andrea Mazzari, Pasquina M.C. Tomaiuolo, Camillo Cavicchioni, Rocco Domenico Alfonso Bellantone

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A traumatic splenic rupture (ASR) is a rare clinical entity. Several underlying benign and malignant conditions have been described as a leading cause. We report on a case of ASR in a 41-year-old man treated with laparoscopic splenectomy. Considering ASR as a life-threatening condition, a prompt diagnosis can be life saving.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Male
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Rupture
  • Whooping Cough


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