Published online Dec 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5875
Revised: October 1, 2009
Accepted: October 9, 2009
Published online: December 14, 2009
We report a rare case of spontaneous liver rupture in a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), of which the diagnosis was delayed, resulting in a fatal outcome. The diagnostic criteria and treatment of HES with hepatic involvement were reviewed. The possible cause of spontaneous liver rupture in HES and its management were also discussed. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of spontaneous liver rupture in HES. We emphasized the need of a high index of suspicion in diagnosing HES, so that early treatment could be initiated.