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Med Arch. 2016; 70(1): 69-71

Spontaneous Splenic Rupture Following Intravenous Thrombolysis with Alteplase Applied as Stroke Therapy – Case Report and Review of Literature

Anka Aleksic-Shihabi, Eni Jadrijevic, Nina Milekic, Ana Repic Bulicic, Marina Titlic, Enra Suljic.


Introduction: Stroke is a medical emergency in neurology, and is one of the leading causes of death nowadays. At a recent time, a therapeutic method used in adequate conditions is thrombolysis, a treatment of an emerging clot in the brain vascular system by alteplase. The application of alteplase also has a high risk of life threatening conditions. Case report: This is a brief report of a case with thrombolysis complication which manifested as a spleen rupture.

Key words: Stroke; Thrombolysis; Spleen rupture

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