Spontaneous Rupture of Spleen in Immunoglobulin Light Chain Amyloidosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Taneja, Sunil; Ranjan, Piyush; Khanna, Sanjay; Vasdev, Nandini; Sama, S. K.; Arora, Anil
July 2011
Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology;Jul-Dec2011, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p100
Academic Journal
Case Study
Rupture of spleen in absence of trauma is very rare and can occur in certain pathologic conditions. Amyloidosis involves spleen and splenomegaly has been reported in 4 to 13% of patients; however, splenic rupture has rarely been reported in amyloidosis. Here, we report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture in a patient with immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis. Abbreviations: AL: Immunoglobulin light chain; CT: Computed tomography.


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