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What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

Injury can be trivia: Or serious. If you haven't had surgery yet, you probably fall into former category. Left upper quadrant pain with radiation to shoulder tip, palpable mass or abdominal distention, and anemia symptoms such as lightheadedness are typical symptoms, but you need an imaging test to confirm. See a doctor if you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

Bleeding and pain: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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I may have a spleen injury. Do not want a CT scan. No symptoms other than pain. Can ultrasound diagnose the extent of the injury. Thank you?

I may have a spleen injury. Do not want  a CT scan. No symptoms other than pain. Can ultrasound diagnose the extent of the injury. Thank you?

Not entirely: Generally a ct will evaluate not only the spleen, but the other organs (kidney, adrenal gland, ribs, lung base, pancreas, stomach/ bowel and adjacent retroperitoneum) in the left upper quadrant – the area where you seem to have your discomfort. An us can accurately evaluate the spleen, and the left kidney but may have limitations based on body habitus, rib shadowing, bowel gas – to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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Hit by a ball on left side. Do you think I have a spleen injury?

Hit by a ball on left side.  Do you think I have a spleen injury?

Probably not: Although I have seen one case of a ruptured spleen due to a thrown ball, it is very uncommon. Still, if you have persistent pain in the left upper abdomen near the rib cage, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lacerated spleen injury. Do they have to remove it?

Lacerated spleen injury. Do they have to remove it?

Depends: Most splenic injuries are able to be managed non-operatively. Some injuries may require an operation. Sometimes it can be repaired, or part of it removed (very rare). Many times splenic embolization is done by an interventional radiologist, who threads a catheter into the arteries to deposit "coils" or "foam" that stops the blood flow to the damaged area of the spleen. ...Read more

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Is it ok to fly in a pressurized airplane cabin (3, 000 psi), 5 days after a level i - II spleen injury?

Is it ok to fly in a pressurized airplane cabin (3, 000 psi), 5 days after a level i - II spleen injury?

Check with your doc: Your ability to safely fly depends on more than just the injury diagnosis. You should check with your doctor who knows all about the details of your hospitalization and current condition. ...Read more

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How to grade spleen injury?

How to grade spleen injury?

AIS: The system used is the AIS-Abbreviated Injury Score or scale. You can find it online. Basically there are 5 grades , based on the extent of injury seen on CT or in the OR. ...Read more

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How can we grade spleen injury?

How can we grade spleen injury?

AIS: There is well defined system for grading all solid organ injuries, called the AIS (Abbreviated Injury Score). This is can be found online easily and the details are organ specific. Usually runs from Grade 1 to 5. An AIS exists for every body region. Originally, it was the appearance of the spleen at surgery, but now is based on CT findings. We rarely operate on injured spleens today. ...Read more

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What are the tests for spleen injury?

What are the tests for spleen injury?

See below: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for spleen injury?

See below: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
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Spleen Injury (Definition)

Spleen injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise or rupture in his spleen, an organ under the ribs, near the stomach, and holds a lot of blood. A ruptured spleen is an emergency because there can be a ...Read more


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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