Atraumatic Rupture of the Spleen in a Hemodialysis PatientGülçin Kantarcı1, Fikret Aksoy2, Özlem Durmuş2, Fuat İpekçi2
1Goztepe SSK Hospital 75th Anniversary Organ Transplant and Hemodialysis Center, Istanbul
2Göztepe SSK Training Hospital, 1st Surgery Clinic, Istanbul
Atraumatic rupture of the spleen is an uncommon but important clinical entity. Isolated cases of spontaneous splenic rupture have not been reported in hemodialysis patients.Keywords: Rupture of the spleen, hemodialysis
An unusual case is reported of spontaneous rupture of the spleen in a 54 year old woman suffering from end stage renal failure secondary to chronic pyelonephritis.
The spontaneous splenic rupture was thought be attributed to both heparinization during hemodialysis and uremic coagulopathy of end stage renal failure.
Kronik Hemodiyaliz Hastasında Spontan Dalak RüptürüGülçin Kantarcı1, Fikret Aksoy2, Özlem Durmuş2, Fuat İpekçi2
1Göztepe SSK Eğtim Hastanesi 75. Yıl Organ Nakli ve Hemodiyaliz Merkezi, İstanbul
2Göztepe SSK Eğitim Hastanesi 1. Cerrahi Kliniği, İstanbul
Anahtar Kelimeler: Dalak rüptürü, hemodiyaliz
Gülçin Kantarcı, Fikret Aksoy, Özlem Durmuş, Fuat İpekçi. Atraumatic Rupture of the Spleen in a Hemodialysis Patient. Medeniyet Med J. 2004; 19(1): 44-45
Corresponding Author: Gülçin Kantarcı, Türkiye