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Doctor insights on: Can A Spleen Rupture Even Without A Serious Trauma Or Injury

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Ruptured spleen from trauma. Survival rate?

Ruptured spleen from trauma. Survival rate?

Good: Today, the survival rate is very good. In fact, most splenic trauma is managed non-operatively. It just depends on how bad the rupture is, other injuries, and if there appears to be active bleeding on ct. ...Read more

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How much trauma is needed to rupture your spleen if you don't have mono?

How much trauma is needed to rupture your spleen if you don't have mono?

Splenic rupture: Splenic rupture usually occurs after blunt trauma. This includes a blow to the left lower rib cage, or a sharp stopping such as a car accident or a fall from a height. ...Read more

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A 37 yr old friend died very unexpectedly. He turned out to have guienne barie (sp?). He died suddenly from a ruptured spleen. No trauma. Why?

Guillain-Barre is: An autoimmune polyneuritis seen in younger adults. It occurs after viral diseases such as mononucleosis, herpes but also after le and hodgkin disease. Non traumatic rupture of spleen can happen in diseased spleen usually cancers. The 2 conditions (mono and hodgkin) involve the spleen so this could be the link. Only an autopsy could have shed full light on the tragedy. Very sad...And very rare.... ...Read more

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Lacerated spleen injury. Should surgeon or trauma doctor answer our questions?

Lacerated spleen injury. Should surgeon or trauma doctor answer our questions?

Yes: Your surgeon should answer your questions. Realize that they will have a very busy emergency schedule, so select one member of your family to ask the questions from your group & that selected person to relay the answers back to your group. Do not have multiple individuals from your group all call and each try to ask questions. ...Read more

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If a person is an alcoholic and his spleen ruptures from an injury what is teatment?

Goto ER: Its an emergency. You could bleed to death. Sometimes surgery is warranted to remove the spleen. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more