Spontaneous Rupture of Splenic Hemangioma in a Neonate

Bruno Martinez-Leo, Jorge Vidal-Medina, Jesus Cervantes-Ledezma, Arid Diaz de Leon-Rivera, Edith Diaz-Velasco

Abstract


Spleen vascular tumors such as hemangiomas, albeit rare, can present during neonatal period with unexplained circulatory shock. We present a case of a newborn with refractory hypovolemic shock and acute abdomen that underwent emergency splenectomy due to spontaneous rupture of a splenic hemangioma.


Keywords


Hemangioma; Benign splenic tumor; Circulatory shock; Rupture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/jns.v5i3.365

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