Atraumatic Splenic Rupture after Myocardial Infarction

  • Muhammad Fahad Arshad Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Nasir Javed Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Syed Monawer Karim Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Ehtasham Ahmad Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Noor Ul Ain Abid Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom

Keywords

Atraumatic splenic rupture, clopidogrel, antiplatelet therapy, myocardial infarction

Abstract

Atraumatic splenic rupture is a rare but potentially life-threatening event. It mostly happens when the spleen is already diseased; however, sometimes it can be drug induced in a previously normal spleen. Although anticoagulation has been attributed to spontaneous splenic rupture quite frequently, the role of dual antiplatelet therapy is underestimated. We report a case of an 80-year-old woman who developed spontaneous splenic rupture 4 weeks after starting dual antiplatelet therapy.

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  • Published: 2018-02-01

    Issue: Vol 5 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Arshad, M. F., Javed, N., Karim, S. M., Ahmad, E., & Abid, N. U. A. (2018). Atraumatic Splenic Rupture after Myocardial Infarction. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2018_000827