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June 10, 1933

SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF A CAVERNOUS ANGIOMA OF THE SPLEEN

Author Affiliations

New Rochelle, N. Y.

JAMA. 1933;100(23):1862-1863. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420230001009b
Abstract

Cavernous angioma of the spleen is rare. Ewing quotes Dowd as having collected only thirteen cases of angioma of the spleen through 1913.1 Again, while rupture of the spleen is fairly common, spontaneous rupture of a cavernous angioma of the spleen is rare.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —A woman, aged 43, white, married, had had irregular attacks of indigestion, and several attacks of arthritis, possibly traceable to infections at the roots of the teeth.About twenty-four hours before coming to the hospital, while standing in the preparation of dinner, the patient was seized with extremely severe, sudden pain in the epigastrium. Her husband and her son and daughter were with her at the time of the seizure; they agreed with her that there had been no trauma.The patient was immediately put to bed but a physician was not called at the time. Within an hour she became nauseated;

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