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Neonate Subcapsular Splenic Hematoma

Lewis, Leslie and Sanoj, KM and Poojari, Ganesh and Kamath, Sowmini P (2008) Neonate Subcapsular Splenic Hematoma. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 75 (9). pp. 950-952.

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Abstract

Splenic hematoma is an unusual event in newborn babies. The present study report a two day old infant who presented to us in shok with severe pallor and abdominal distension. Initially ultrasonography of evaluation by ultrasound (US) revealed a left adrenal hemorrhage but was subsequently confirmed to be a subcapsular splenic hematoma by computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen. This article highlights the utility of CT scan in diagnosis although review of literature shows ultrasonography to be primary screening investigative modality for abdominal visceral bleeds in the neonatal period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Splenic hematoma; Newborn; Shock
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 07:09
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2013 07:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78953

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