Spontán lépruptura idiopathiás pulmonalis fibrosisban

Translated title of the contribution: Spontaneous rupture of the spleen in pulmonary fibrosis

Szolnoki Erzsébet, Dezso Balázs, Szilasi Mária

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INTRODUCTION - Splenic peliosis is a pathological entity; it is only mentioned in case reports in the literature. CASE REPORT - A 61-year-old man with hypertension and diabetes mellitus presented with effort dyspnoe that was subsequently found to be due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by histological examination. During steroid therapy, a spontaneous splenic rupture developed, which the patient fortunately survived. There was no need for splenectomy, but the clinical course suggested splenic peliosis. CONCLUSION - In this case, splenic rupture was associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a constellation that has not yet been reported. Nevertheless, it was an isolated rupture, with no similar haemorrhagic lesion of other parenchymal organs. In view of the literature data, beside primary disease steroid therapy and the coexisting diabetes may also have played a role in the development of the spontaneous splenic rupture.

Translated title of the contributionSpontaneous rupture of the spleen in pulmonary fibrosis
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)498-501
Number of pages4
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2008

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