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Spontaneous splenic rupture due to rivaroxaban
  1. Vinayak Nagaraja,
  2. Greg Cranney,
  3. Virag Kushwaha
  1. Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Virag Kushwaha, viragk{at}


In the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disease, novel oral anticoagulants have emerged as alternatives to warfarin. A major challenge continues to be the reversal of their anticoagulant effect in the case of life-threatening haemorrhagic complications. We report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture treated by splenic artery embolisation in a 77-year-old woman who was anticoagulated with rivaroxaban.

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  • Contributors VN drafted the case report. VK and GC edited the manuscript and provided key input in enhancing the article.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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