Spontaneous splenic hematoma due to anticoagulant treatment: A case report



Spleen, Oral anticoagulant, Non-traumatic spleen hematoma


Splenic injury is mostly associated with trauma, but spontaneous splenic injury has been associated in various systemic diseases. A 46-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with epigastric pain and tenderness in the left upper quadrant. There was no history of trauma, but he was using oral anticoagulant treatment. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography imaging revealed a subcapsular hematoma of the spleen. Oral anticoagulation was antagonized with vitamin K and the patient was discharged in good condition after 3 days of clinical observation. Non-traumatic splenic rupture is a rare complication of oral anticoagulation.


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Çalışkan YK, Karakullukcu HK, Ülgür H Şeyda, Temiz B, Özsezen OS, Başak F. Spontaneous splenic hematoma due to anticoagulant treatment: A case report. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2019 Jun. 28 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];3(6):462-3. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/581653