An Autopsy Case of Spontaneous Splenic Rupture Due to Isolated Splenic Peliosis and Review of the Literature

Mariana Moreno Prats, Judith F. Aronson

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    Abstract

    Peliosis is a rare entity that is characterized by cystic or blood-filled spaces in the parenchyma of solid organs. It is most commonly seen in the spleen in patients who also have peliosis hepatis. Isolated splenic peliosis is very rare and spontaneous rupture due to splenic peliosis is even more uncommon. This diagnosis has high importance in forensic pathology as it is a rare cause of atraumatic splenic rupture. We present a case in which the diagnosis of isolated splenic peliosis with massive hemoperitoneum was made at autopsy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)331-337
    Number of pages7
    JournalAcademic Forensic Pathology
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

    Keywords

    • Autopsy
    • Forensic pathology
    • Peliosis
    • Peliosis hepatis
    • Splenic peliosis
    • Splenic rupture

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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