Spontaneous splenic rupture and Anisakis appendicitis presenting as abdominal pain: a case report Full Text
Journal of Medical Case Reports, 05/07/2012
Valle J et al. – To the best of the authors' knowledge, this report is the first of a woman with the diagnosis of spontaneous spleen rupture and appendicitis secondary to Anisakis simplex. Digestive anisakiasis may present as an acute abdomen. Emergency physicians should know and consider this diagnosis in patients with ileitis or colitis, especially if an antecedent of raw or undercooked fish ingestion is present. Spontaneous rupture of the spleen is an extremely rare event. Increased awareness of this condition will enhance early diagnosis and effective treatment.