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Article Number - 6CFB89E5689


Vol.1(1), pp. 008-011 , October 2009

ISSN: 2141-2278



Full Length Research Paper

Ruptured spleen in factor XIII deficiency


Kakil Ibrahim Rasul*, Mohamed Sadiq Ahmed and Abdul-Rahman Zar Gul




Hamad Medical Corporation, Al-Amal Hospital, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar.


Email: kakil954@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 23 September 2009  Published: 31 October 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Factor XIII deficiency is a rare bleeding disorder, and spontaneous spleen rapture is not reported in cases of this disorder. We report 2 cases of spontaneous ruptured spleen in 2 young Pakistani boys who were known factor XIII deficiency who were presented at the same time within 24 h. Both cases were recovered and one was successfully treated conservatively while the other treated surgically by spleenectomy. It should also remind physicians that bleeding disorders may have unusual presentations and should keep in mind ruptured spleen in the differential diagnosis of patient with factor XIII deficiency presenting with acute abdomen. The treatment is either surgery or conservatively depending on the progress of the bleeding.

 

Key words: Factor XIII deficiency, ruptured spleen, bleeding diathesis.


APA (2009). Ruptured spleen in factor XIII deficiency. Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics, 1(1), 008-011.
Chicago Kakil Ibrahim Rasul, Mohamed Sadiq Ahmed and Abdul-Rahman Zar Gul. "Ruptured spleen in factor XIII deficiency." Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics 1, no. 1 (2009): 008-011.
MLA Kakil Ibrahim Rasul, Mohamed Sadiq Ahmed and Abdul-Rahman Zar Gul. "Ruptured spleen in factor XIII deficiency." Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics 1.1 (2009): 008-011.
   
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