Spontaneous rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm during the third trimester of pregnancy


Peker N., Vicdanli N. H. , Demir A., Bozan M. B. , Gundogan S.

CASE REPORTS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE, vol.6, no.1, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/crpm-2016-0054
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE

Abstract

Spontaneous rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) during pregnancy is a rare but life-threatening situation typically presenting with sudden and unexpected fetal and maternal death. The etiology is unclear; however, there is a strong association between pregnancy and the rupture of a SAA. Maternal and fetal prognosis is poor and mortality rates remain at 70% and 90%, respectively. Here, we present a case report of the spontaneous rupture of a SAA at the 35th week of gestation, which presented as suddenly developed hypovolemic shock ending in fetal and maternal death.