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Can a ruptured spleen heal or does it always have to be surgically removed?

Can a ruptured spleen heal or does it always have to be surgically removed?

Often heals: Most lower grade injuries and a select few higher grade injuries will heal without surgery. Real factors determining course are whether the bleeding can be stopped--- if you continue to bleed, surgery is required, or in a select few cases radiology can be used to emboli ze bleeding vessels. If you are unstable, out it comes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Ruptured Spleen (Definition)

Ruptured spleen is a condition where the spleen, a solid organ with a large blood flow, is injured. Commonly this is caused by trauma, such as a car accident or a fall, and is dangerous because the spleen has the ...Read more


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How much time is surgery for a ruptured spleen?

Quickly, usually: If that is the only organ injured and the determination is that it must be removed, it takes about 1/2 hour to remove it in a normal sized person. In the seriously obese, it may take longer. The presence of other abdominal injuries changes the ball game entirely. ...Read more

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Is it possible to live with a ruptured spleen without getting surgery?

Is it possible to live with a ruptured spleen without getting surgery?

Yes: It depends mainly on the degree of injury. Some minor spleen injuries or fractures do heal without surgery, especially in children. Deeper or more extensive spleen injures may not heal without surgery though. Also if excess bleeding occurs requiring too many blood transfusions, then surgery may also be necessary. ...Read more

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What happens if someone gose into surgery for a ruptured spleen how long is sugary?

What happens if someone gose into surgery for a ruptured spleen how long is sugary?

Depends: On other trauma, size of spleen, and technical features. If isolated splenectomy get in, do, get out--2 hours? ...Read more

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How long it takes to heal a ruptured spleen?

Perhaps 6-12 months: Most ruptured spleens are due to trauma, in which case most of the time they are surgically removed. You can live without a spleen, though it does have some impact of immune function. Iron storage (also done in bone marrow and liver), and old red blood cell destruction (life of an RBC is 100 days). Must avoid any contact sports or further trauma to that area (left upper quadrant of abdomen). ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a ruptured spleen?

How long does it take to heal a ruptured spleen?

At least 3 months: We recommend to maintain precautions for at least three months, and in high risk patients (like someone playing contact sports) to obtain a repeat scan before being cleared to resume the risky activity. ...Read more

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I had a ruptured spleen and took no contact it just happend my dr told me that it will heal and left it in but it still hurts when will it stop 8month?

Diagnosis?: You may have misunderstood your doctor. Spleens do not spontaneously rupture. A ruptured spleen is usually a surgical emergency unless only the capsule is ruptured. You should go back to your doctor and get some specific answers to whatever your problem is. ...Read more

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How long does it take a ruptured spleen to heal without treatment?

Splenic injury : The length of time required for a splenic injury to heal will invariably depend on the grade on the injury ( i.e. Severity of the injury). It can take six weeks to several months for a complete recovery. ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

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


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more