Splenic Amyloidosis: A Case Report of Spontaneous Splenic Rupture with a Review of the Pertinent Literature

Orest J. Kozicky, Lawrence J. Brandt, Mel Lederman, Maria Milcu

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A case of spontaneous rupture of the spleen as a complication and presenting factors of systemic amyloidosis is reported with a review of the pertinent literature. The sequelae of amyloid involvement of the spleen is discussed with emphasis on possible mechanisms involved in the causation of spontaneous rupture of this organ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-587
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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