Calcified splenic hematoma presenting as a pelvic mass.

Yu Pao Hsu, Ray Jade Chen, Jen Feng Fang, Being Chuan Lin

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The spleen is the most vulnerable visceral organ involved in blunt abdominal trauma; 40% to 70% of patients with blunt splenic laceration can be managed with nonsurgical methods. A majority of hematomas of the spleen can heal and be absorbed within 2 to 3 months; through an unknown mechanism in an unusual condition, the hematoma may organize and eventually calcify. Herein, we report on a senile female with blunt abdominal trauma 6 years previous, who turned out to have a calcified splenic hematoma with clinical presentations of a palpable pelvic mass and intestinal obstruction. A total splenectomy, including the calcified mass, was performed. She experienced great clinical improvement postoperatively. She was uneventfully discharged 1 week later.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChang Gung medical journal
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

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    Hsu, Y. P., Chen, R. J., Fang, J. F., & Lin, B. C. (2002). Calcified splenic hematoma presenting as a pelvic mass. In Chang Gung medical journal (5 ed., Vol. 25, pp. 341-344)