Neonatal death following in utero traumatic splenic rupture

David A. Rothenberger, Terrance P. Horrigan, James T. Sturm

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Perinatal death due to maternal injury is unusual unless associated with extensive maternal trauma or death. An unusual case of neonatal death due to in utero traumatic splenic rupture in the absence of significant maternal injury is presented. The case alerts physicians responsible for neonatal care to the existence of treatable causes of neonatal distress following maternal trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)754-755
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1981


  • Perinatal death
  • splenic rupture


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