Haemoperitoneum Due to Spontaneous Rupture of a Liver Metastasis
  • Christodoulos Dolapsakis
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Polina Pavli
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Andreas Panagopoulos
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Ekaterini Tavernaraki
    Radiology Department, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Georgios Varnavas
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Androniki Papapostolou
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Alexandros Machairas
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Keywords

Liver, metastasis, rupture, haemoperitoneum

Abstract

Spontaneous rupture of a liver metastasis is a life-threatening complication of metastatic liver disease. Although metastatic liver lesions are much more common than primary tumours, spontaneous rupture of a liver metastasis is rare. Therapeutic decisions must take into account the extent of metastatic liver disease and the patient’s performance status. Transarterial embolization may be considered in cases of ongoing haemorrhage despite initial conservative measures. We describe a case of haemoperitoneum due to spontaneous rupture of a liver metastasis in a 72-year-old patient with carcinoma of unknown origin who responded well to conservative management.

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    Published: 2019-06-26
    Issue: Vol 6 No 7 (view)


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    Dolapsakis C, Pavli P, Panagopoulos A, Tavernaraki E, Varnavas G, Papapostolou A, Machairas A. Haemoperitoneum Due to Spontaneous Rupture of a Liver Metastasis. EJCRIM 2019;6 doi:10.12890/2019_001142.