GEORGE W. ZELUFF, M.D.; VICTOR PARSONNET, M.D.
Rupture of an aneurysm of the splenic artery is a rare cause of acute blood loss. If such a diagnosis is borne in mind, it is possible to cure the patient by means of surgical intervention. This case is of interest because ample time was available for surgery if the diagnosis had been made, and because of the unusual site of rupture.
The patient, a 32 year old housewife, was admitted for the first time on October 21, 1947, with a diagnosis of pleural effusion that had been made by her physician. The past and personal histories were
ZELUFF GW, PARSONNET V. RUPTURED ANEURYSM OF THE SPLENIC ARTERY: CASE REPORT WITH DISCUSSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:437–443. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-437
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):437-443.
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