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What is the difference between a splenic rupture or laceration

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Little Difference: A laceration is a cut with a knife or other surface that would make a cut in the spleen. Rupture implies blunt force was applied and nothing external ... Read More
Dr. John Mancoll
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
None: They both really mean the same thing. Since most splenic injuries are a result of blunt trauma we refer to them as having burst or ruptured. You can g... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Artuso
General Surgery 40 years experience
Rupture more severe: A splenic laceration means a single cut on the spleen which if not deep may not require surgery. A splenic rupture often signifies more severe injury ... Read More
Dr. Jon Krook
General Surgery 24 years experience
Different extent: They are all part of the continuum of splenic injury. A laceration is an injury to just part of the spleen, rupture is a more extensive injury. Most... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Need to see a doctor: for a more detailed history, physical exam and possible testing, Do not try to self diagnose.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Vision restored: Yes but depends on what is going on in more detail.
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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Perhaps: So much strain on the body during the vomiting sessions. You need to get help and work on modification techniques
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
It might: It might with infections but you will probably be okay.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: Yes it is safe in moderation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: The grade of injury, mechanism of injury, associated injury (i.e. Chest, liver, etc, as commonly occurs with mvc...) all figure into the overall morta... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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No: Stress is the holistic whipping boy for many medical problems and has no relation to their cause or exacerbation.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Very rare: It happens, but it is rare enough that it usually gets reported in the medical literature when it does. Splenic rupture with mononucleosis is more c... Read More

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