Atraumatic Splenic Rupture after Myocardial Infarction
  • Muhammad Fahad Arshad
    Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Nasir Javed
    Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Syed Monawer Karim
    Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Ehtasham Ahmad
    Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Noor Ul Ain Abid
    Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom


Atraumatic splenic rupture, clopidogrel, antiplatelet therapy, myocardial infarction


Atraumatic splenic rupture is a rare but potentially life-threatening event. It mostly happens when the spleen is already diseased; however, sometimes it can be drug induced in a previously normal spleen. Although anticoagulation has been attributed to spontaneous splenic rupture quite frequently, the role of dual antiplatelet therapy is underestimated. We report a case of an 80-year-old woman who developed spontaneous splenic rupture 4 weeks after starting dual antiplatelet therapy.



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    Published: 2018-02-01
    Issue: Vol. 5 No. 4 (view)

    How to cite:
    Arshad MF, Javed N, Karim SM, Ahmad E, Abid NUA. Atraumatic Splenic Rupture after Myocardial Infarction. EJCRIM 2018;5 doi:10.12890/2018_000827.