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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 143-147

Splenic peliosis and rupture − A surgical emergency: Case report and review of the available literature

Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University & Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

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Dr. Muhammad R Khan
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University & Hospital, Stadium Road, Karachi
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-5127.198508

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Peliosis is an extremely rare condition of unknown etiology, and its pathogenesis is characterized by multiple, cyst-like, blood-filled cavities predominantly involving a mononuclear phagocytic system. Isolated splenic peliosis is extremely uncommon, but may present as a potentially life-threatening situation. An awareness of its clinical condition and prompt management may improve the clinical outcomes. The role of prophylactic splenectomy is not clear in this condition.

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