[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To Study the histopathology of spleens with a history of traumatic rupture with a view to establish possible predisposing factors to the rupture
This study examined the gross and microscopic features of consecutive cases of splenectomies done for traumatic rupture during a five year period in order to evaluate the presence or absence of any pathology prior to rupture.
Of the 17 cases of splenectomy during this period, 14 were normal and 3 cases showed pathology other than rupture.
In the five year period of studying splenic pathology in traumatic rupture, 82% of the spleens showed normal histology except for the rupture. 18% of the cases showed different pathological findings on histopathology which could have contributed to the rupture.
Oman Medical Journal 04/2009; 24(2):81-3. DOI:10.5001/omj.2009.19