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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 610747, 3 pages
Case Report

Spontaneous Hepatic Rupture with Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage without Underlying Etiology: A Report of Two Cases

Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, 2000 College Plaza, 8215 112th Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2C8

Received 23 February 2011; Accepted 22 March 2011

Academic Editors: K. Tanjoh and E. Wiebke

Copyright © 2011 Kristin Klein and A. M. James Shapiro. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Spontaneous hepatic rupture is a rare event most often occurring in association with underlying liver disease or pregnancy. We report two unusual cases of hepatic rupture without any identifiable pathology, trauma, or comorbid conditions.