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Splenic rupture following splenic vein thrombosis in a man with protein S deficiency.
  1. N. Williams,
  2. C. Gerrand,
  3. N. J. London,
  4. C. Chapman,
  5. P. R. Bell
  1. Department of Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK.


    We present a case of spontaneous splenic rupture in a man with splenic vein thrombosis. The splenic vein thrombosis appears to have been caused by protein S deficiency. We are not aware of this having been described before.

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