rupture

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rupture,

in medicine: see herniahernia,
protrusion of an internal organ or part of an organ through the wall of a body cavity. The hernia is enclosed by a sac formed by the lining of the cavity. It results from a weakness or rupture in the wall, usually where there is already a natural weakness.
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rupture

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rupture

Pathol
a. the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
b. another word for hernia
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Orloff and Peskin [1] devised the following criteria for spontaneous splenic rupture in the context of a normal spleen: no history of trauma; the absence of systemic disease affecting the spleen; the absence of perisplenic adhesions to suggest trauma; and the presence of macroscopically and histologically normal splenic parenchyma, vasculature and capsule.
We found spontaneous splenic rupture which developed in a patient with congenital afibrinogenemia.
The patient was monitored for further complications like splenic rupture by closely recording the vital signs, six hourly abdominal girth charting, and for any worsening of abdominal pain.
Treatment is symptomatic and most cases resolve spontaneously but splenic rupture can occur, although rarely.
Splenic rupture and left lower lobe pneumonia may radiate to the left shoulder (Kehr's sign).
Here we discuss a case in which Paraoesophageal pre-aortic ectopic splenic tissue was identified through radionuclide imaging 20 years after splenic rupture in a 44 year old male.
Splenic rupture and abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
He had an un eventful recovery and was discharged on 17th day of his admission with advice of 02 weekly follow up and avoidance of contact sports for 06 weeks to avoid splenic rupture.
A diagnosis of splenic rupture due to possible birth trauma was made.
We report two cases of spontaneous splenic rupture with favorable evolution after splenectomy in patients with hemorrhagic dengue fever in Jacarepagua Hospital during the three first month of this year.
The important exception is to refrain from contact sports as long as the spleen is palpable (and perhaps a little longer) to minimize chance of splenic rupture.
Splenic rupture has been reported in the course of infection with several microbial agents, including Epstein-Barr virus (2), HIV, rubella virus, Bartonella spp.