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Spontaneous Rupture of Spleen in Immunoglobulin Light Chain Amyloidosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Sunil Taneja, Anil Arora, Sanjay Khanna, Nandini Vasdev, SK Sama,

Citation Information : Taneja S, Arora A, Khanna S, Vasdev N, Sama S, . Spontaneous Rupture of Spleen in Immunoglobulin Light Chain Amyloidosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2011; 1 (2):100-102.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1020

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Rupture of spleen in absence of trauma is very rare and can occur in certain pathologic conditions. Amyloidosis involves spleen and splenomegaly has been reported in 4 to 13% of patients; however, splenic rupture has rarely been reported in amyloidosis. Here, we report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture in a patient with immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis.

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