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Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2002 Mar;21(3):231-4.

[Spontaneous splenic rupture in the second quarter of pregnancy].

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RĂ©animation polyvalente, centre hospitalier Louise Michel, rue du Pont Amar: quartier du Canal, 91014 Evry-Courcouronnes, France.


We report the case of a 33 year-old woman at the second quarter of pregnancy, with known brain aneurysm admitted in intensive care unit for sudden coma. The coma was not related to a rupture of the brain aneurysm but to a serious haemorrhagic shock caused by a spontaneous splenic rupture. This case report illustrates the difficulty of this unrecognized diagnosis and reminds us to suspect a spontaneous splenic rupture in front of any pregnant woman with atypic abdominal pain and haemorrhagic shock.

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