Trauma Monthly

Published by: Kowsar

Delayed Splenic Rupture; Normal Appearing Spleen on the Initial Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) Can Sometimes Be Misleading

Alireza Hamidian Jahromi 1 , Matias Migliaro 2 , Melisa Romano 3 and Guillermo Sangster 4 , *
Authors Information
1 Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health-Shreveport, LA, United States
2 Department of Radiology, Fundacion Escuela de Medicina Nuclear, Mendoza, Argentina
3 Department of Radiology, El Carmen Hospital, Mendoza, Argentina
4 Department of Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, LA, United States
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: November 01, 2016, 21 (5); e24465
  • Published Online: March 20, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: October 11, 2014
  • Revised: December 17, 2014
  • Accepted: December 23, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.24465

To Cite: Hamidian Jahromi A, Migliaro M, Romano M, Sangster G. Delayed Splenic Rupture; Normal Appearing Spleen on the Initial Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) Can Sometimes Be Misleading, Trauma Mon. 2016 ; 21(5):e24465. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.24465.

Copyright © 2016, Trauma Monthly. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
  • 1. Chan CKM, Chiu HS, Chung CH. Delayed rupture of occult splenic injury: a case report. Hong Kong J Emerg Med. 2003; 10(3): 188-90
  • 2. Resteghini N, Nielsen J, Hoimes ML, Karam AR. Delayed splenic rupture presenting 70 days following blunt abdominal trauma. Clin Imaging. 2014; 38(1): 73-4[DOI][PubMed]
  • 3. Hassan R, Abd Aziz A, Md Ralib AR, Saat A. Computed tomography of blunt spleen injury: a pictorial review. Malays J Med Sci. 2011; 18(1): 60-7[PubMed]
  • 4. Marincek B, Dondelinger RF. Emergency radiology: imaging and intervention. 2007; : 75-80[DOI]
  • 5. Kluger Y, Paul DB, Raves JJ, Fonda M, Young JC, Townsend RN, et al. Delayed rupture of the spleen--myths, facts, and their importance: case reports and literature review. J Trauma. 1994; 36(4): 568-71[PubMed]
  • 6. Khan SA, Muhammad I, Laabei F, Rothwell J. An unusual presentation of non pathological delayed splenic rupture: a case report. Cases J. 2009; 2: 6450[DOI][PubMed]
  • 7. Freiwald S. Late-presenting complications after splenic trauma. Perm J. 2010; 14(2): 41-4[PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments