Journal article

Pathological rupture of the spleen in transforming non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

JD Griffiths, JC Ding, SK Juneja, RJ Thomas, JJ Martin, IA Cooper

Med J Aust | Published : 1986


Two patients with an initial diagnosis of a poorly differentiated lymphocytic lymphoma suffered a pathological rupture of the spleen in association with the histological transformation of the disease to a large cell lymphoma and the development of a leukaemic phase. The value of computerized tomographic scanning of the upper abdomen in confirming the diagnosis of splenic rupture is demonstrated.