Splenic trauma - An unusual cause of consumption coagulopathy

M. Y. Rabau, I. Avigad, I. Wolfstein

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A case is reported in which traumatic contusion and rupture of spleen were associated with the development of consumption coagulopathy. Splenic arteriography demonstrated a 'starry night' spleen. Based on this angiographic picture, a hypothetic pathogenesis for the development of the consumption coagulopathy is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-106
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Abdominal Surgery
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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