An Extremely Premature Neonate with Severe Anemia

Swosti Joshi, Ivy Mulinge, Medha Kamat

Abstract


Spleen rupture in an extremely premature newborn is very rare event. High index of suspicion is required to make timely diagnosis and thereafter appropriate management. We present a rare case of an extremely premature, extremely low birthweight newborn who presented with severe anemia secondary to splenic rupture. It was managed conservatively without splenectomy resulting in complete resolution of symptoms. Although non-operative management of pediatric splenic injuries is now recognized as the treatment of choice, there is very little experience in premature newborns.


Keywords


Neonate; Premature; Anemia; Splenic rupture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/jns.v6i2.547

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