Aneurysm of the splenic artery is a rare disease. It is so dangerous that only early diagnosis and proper treatment can prevent a tragic end. It is seldom diagnosed when encountered clinically, because it is not considered in the differential diagnosis. The entity, because of its rarity, is seldom discussed in the current literature and in many instances is not mentioned in textbooks. It is for these reasons that the following report is presented.
REPORT OF CASE
A white woman aged 30 was first seen about 9 p. m. on January 14, complaining of mild pain in the upper part of the abdomen. She had been well until one week prior to examination (approximately January 7), when she noticed roughness of the throat and "sore glands in the neck." This condition subsided within a few days. She continued to be fairly well until January 13, when she "just didn't feel
MACHEMER WL, FUGE WW. ANEURYSM OF THE SPLENIC ARTERYREPORT OF A CASE AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Arch Surg. 1939;39(2):190-204. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1939.01200140022003