A 41-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between a spleen rupture and a spleen laceration?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Dominick Artuso answered
39 years experience General Surgery
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 and a higher likelihood of requiring surgery.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
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 splenic injuries these days are managed without an operation. However if there is significant bleeding from it, it may require removal or repair of the spleen.
Answered on Jul 7, 2017
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