PMID: 6501634Dec 1, 1984Paper

Limitations of computed tomography in the recognition of delayed splenic rupture

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
C R Taylor, A T Rosenfield


Delayed splenic rupture is a rare but life threatening complication of abdominal trauma. A case is reported in which initial evaluation by CT did not show hemoperitoneum or splenic laceration in a patient who ruptured his spleen 10 days following the initial injury. The limitations of current diagnostic methods are reviewed.


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