|splenic rupture||medical dictionary|
A term usually used to describe the result of blunt injury to the spleen. In this case, there will be laceration and haemorrhage from the spleen. This type of injury is most often seen in motor vehicle accidents. A rare form of spontaneous splenic rupture has been known to occur with mononucleosis and other disease processes which cause splenic enlargement (leukaemia).
(27 Sep 1997)
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