Splenic rupture as a consequence of giant paraesophageal hernia.
Elective surgical repair of "giant" paraesophageal hernias is recommended to prevent the potential complications of gastric volvulus, obstruction, and ischemic perforation. We report the unusual complication of splenic capsular laceration and hemorrhagic shock following forceful retching by a patient with an incarcerated paraesophageal hernia.
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Szwerc, M. F., & Landreneau, R. J. (2000). Splenic rupture as a consequence of giant paraesophageal hernia. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 70(5), 1727–1728. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0003-4975(00)01685-4
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery