Fatal Spontaneous Haemoperitoneum from Rupture of Cirrhotic Liver Nodule

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2012,1,1,45-46.
Published:July 2012
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Enow-Orock GE,1 Binam2

1Pathology and 2Emergency Service, General Hospital Yaounde, Cameroon


We report a rare case of acute massive fatal spontaneous hemoperitoneum in a 51year old African male. Death occurred suddenly in this patient who had no previous medical history or clinical signs of liver disease and apparently in good health. Autopsy findings showed a massive hemoperitoneum from ruptured cirrhotic liver nodule. Though rupture is a rare complication of liver cirrhosis and other nodular liver diseases, patients should be managed with this possibility in mind.