Splenic rupture caused by a cricket ball. A case report
CITATION: Du Toit, D.F. & Rademan, F. 1987. Splenic rupture caused by a cricket ball - a case report. S Afr Med J, 71(12):796.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A 14-year-old boy presented with a ruptured spleen after being injured by a cricket ball during a match. A typical picture of splenic rupture with intra-abdominal haemorrhage was evident on admission to hospital. At emergency laparotomy splenorrhaphy was not feasible because of a deep hilar laceration and splenectomy was performed.