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A rare presentation of splenic rupture.
  1. T. J. Gibbs,
  2. R. A. Sells,
  3. A. J. Bellingham


    Traumatic rupture of the spleen is a well known problem, complicating many types of abdominal injury. In contrast, a spontaneous rupture is a rare occurrence, mainly associated with a large spleen resulting from infections, the most common in this country being infectious mononucleosis. It is also a rare complication of leukaemias and lymphomas and the case presented here demonstrates a peculiar diagnostic problem.

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