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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2007 Oct;276(4):375-8. Epub 2007 Apr 12.

Acute abdomen with bones in the spleen.

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1977, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

A 28-year old female presented with a non-radiating persistent left upper quadrant pain and tenderness for 5 weeks.

METHODS:

A preliminary CT scan displayed bony structures in the spleen. A delayed scanning subsequently showed the bones to have changed position, consistent with a life fetus.

RESULTS:

Ultrasound confirmed the CT findings, and ascertained the fetus to be consistent with 13 weeks of gestation. Laparoscopic splenectomy was performed and examination of the intact spleen confirmed a male fetus that was morphologically normal.

CONCLUSION:

This is the first report of fetal bony structures in the spleen associated with an advanced intra-splenic pregnancy.

PMID:
17429670
DOI:
10.1007/s00404-007-0356-y
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