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22 January 2017
Obturator hernia also known as “little old lady’s hernia”, is an uncommon entity leading to bowel obstruction usually in thin built elderly females and is often associated with


A 68-year old male presented to our hospital with sudden onset of left sided chest and abdominal pain.

The patient was previously treated for left lower lobe pneumonia and reported no history of chest or abdominal trauma. His medical history included atrial fibrillation which was managed by rivaroxaban 20 mg once daily. Computed tomography of the abdomen demonstrated a splenic haematoma. The patient rapidly deteriorated and developed hypovolaemic shock. Emergency laparotomy revealed haemoperitoneum of 3500 mL and the ruptured spleen. The postoperative course was complicated by pancreatic fistula formation which eventually resolved.

Thoracic Trauma Severity Score (TTSS) predicts mortality in thoracic injury patients: A study from Egypt

Authors: Zainab Naseem1, Muslim Mustaev1, Boris Strekozov1

Affiliations: 1) Department of Surgery, Caboolture Hospital, McKean Street, Caboolture 4510, Queensland, Australia.

Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest.

Received: 24.11.15 Accepted: 20.12.15

1486385429 Quote  doi: 10.5455/ijsm.spleenrupture

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How to Cite this Article

Naseem, Z., Mustaev, M. and Strekozov, B. (2016). SPONTANEOUS SPLENIC RUPTURE SECONDARY TO RIVAROXABAN: RARE BUT RAISING. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, [online] 2(3). Available at: http://10.5455/ijsm.spleenrupture.
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