SPLENIC ANGIOSARCOMA WITH CONSUMPTION COAGULOPATHY - DESCRIPTION OF THE CASE
A female patient with intravitally diagnosed splenic angiosarcoma is described. Progress of the cancerous process was attended by the development of consumption coagulopathy with profound fibrinogenopenia and thrombocytopenia. In this case the DIC syndrome was characterized by the lack of systemic fibrinolysis activation. The rupture of the cavernous tumor of the spleen and profound disorders of hemostasis determined profuse intraperitoneal hemorrhage and the patient's death. Diagnostic criteria that contribute to early recognition of splenic angiosarcoma are suggested.