PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT
Splenic Rupture and Massive Hemoperitoneum Due to Coagulopathy after Atheris Viper Snakebite
Jiří Valenta, Zdeněk Stach, Eva Vagenknechtová, David Hoskovec
zveřejněno: 01. 10. 2021
Coagulopathy with defibrination is one of symptoms accompanying snakebite envenoming, where life-threatening complications such as massive bleeding and organ hematomas formation can occur. Here, we report a case of hemocoagulation failure due to bite by African Great Lakes bush viper Atheris nitschei with impossibility of specific treatment for absence of antivenom and its life-threatening complication: very rare and unexpected atraumatic splenic rupture with massive hemoperitoneum and necessity of urgent splenectomy.
Klíčová slova: snakebite; Atheris viper; coagulopathy; splenic rupture; hemoperitoneum; splenectomy
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