Splenic rupture is a potentially life-threatening condition and an uncommon short-term complication of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration. It may present as acute abdominal pain or suddenly precipitously worsening anaemia with haemodynamic instability that requires urgent operative intervention for survival. We present a case of an atraumatic idiopathic splenic rupture in University Hospital, Ayr in a patient who received G-CSF treatment for chemotherapy-induced (methotrexate) pancytopenia and was successfully managed by laparoscopic splenectomy.
- haematology (incl blood transfusion)
- gastrointestinal surgery
- general surgery
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UCC and JF are joint first authors.
Contributors UCC and JF co-authored the case report. They both conceived the topic and were involved in the research and write-up. JP was involved in the research. AA performed the surgery and reviewed the paper.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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