International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Short Communication

Splenic rupture in neonate with hemolytic anemia

Ozge Serce
  • Ozge Serce
  • Neonatology, Zeynep Kamil Children's Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Google Scholar
Sevilay Topcuoglu
  • Sevilay Topcuoglu
  • Neonatology, Zeynep Kamil Children's Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Google Scholar
Gökmen Kurt
  • Gökmen Kurt
  • Neonatology, Zeynep Kamil Children's Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Google Scholar
Guner Karatekin
  • Guner Karatekin
  • Neonatology, Zeynep Kamil Children's Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Arakiyeci Hacı Mehmet Mahallesi, Op. Dr. Burhanettin Ustunel Caddesi, No.10 Uskudar 4668 Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Accepted: 03 July 2011
  •  Published: 30 July 2011

Abstract

 

Splenic rupture is relatively a rare and life threatening situation in the newborn. The classic triad of the disease is shock, anemia, and abdominal distension. Non-traumatic etiologies are seldom and one of them is exchange transfusion which was performed due to underlying erythroblastosis fetalis as discussed. A high index of suspicion and prompt treatment are critical to the survival of these neonates.

 

Key words: Splenic rupture, neonate, erythroblastosis fetalis, exchange transfusion.