Haemoperitoneum Due to Spontaneous Rupture of a Liver Metastasis

  • Christodoulos Dolapsakis 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Polina Pavli 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Andreas Panagopoulos 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Ekaterini Tavernaraki Radiology Department, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Georgios Varnavas 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Androniki Papapostolou 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Alexandros Machairas 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Keywords

Liver, metastasis, rupture, haemoperitoneum

Abstract

Spontaneous rupture of a liver metastasis is a life-threatening complication of metastatic liver disease. Although metastatic liver lesions are much more common than primary tumours, spontaneous rupture of a liver metastasis is rare. Therapeutic decisions must take into account the extent of metastatic liver disease and the patient’s performance status. Transarterial embolization may be considered in cases of ongoing haemorrhage despite initial conservative measures. We describe a case of haemoperitoneum due to spontaneous rupture of a liver metastasis in a 72-year-old patient with carcinoma of unknown origin who responded well to conservative management.

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  • Published: 2019-06-26

    Issue: Vol 6 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Dolapsakis, C., Pavli, P., Panagopoulos, A., Tavernaraki, E., Varnavas, G., Papapostolou, A., & Machairas, A. (2019). Haemoperitoneum Due to Spontaneous Rupture of a Liver Metastasis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6(7). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001142