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Splenic pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature.

Authors
  • Kalof, Alexandra N
  • Fuller, Bradbury
  • Harmon, Maureen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Publisher
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2004
Volume
128
Issue
11
Identifiers
PMID: 15504077
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Primary splenic pregnancy is the least common form of extrauterine pregnancy. We report a case of splenic pregnancy occurring in a 29-year-old woman presenting with acute abdomen and hemoperitoneum. Recognition of this rare form of gestation is of critical importance, owing to the risk of exsanguination and death, and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in women of reproductive age.

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