Spontaneous Rupture of the Spleen

Nichols Jr., Trent W.; Wright, F. Malcolm; Pyeatte, Joella C.; O'Connell, Joseph P.
March 1981
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar1981, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p226
Academic Journal
Crohn's disease is associated with many local complications. Spontaneous rupture of the spleen secondary to Crohn's colitis with a fistulous tract into the adjacent fixed spleen has never been reported in the literature. A case report and a brief review of spontaneous splenic rupture and colonic perforation in Crohn's disease is presented.


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