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What Is The Difference Between A Splenic Rupture Or Laceration
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 get a laceration implying a cut from penetration trauma or a surgical misadventure. But for the vast majority of people the spleen gets a blunt force injury causing it to burst and get " lacerated". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to tell the difference between an intercostal tear/sprain and a minor spleen rupture?
Need to see a doctor: For a more detailed history, physical exam and possible testing, Do not try to self diagnose. ...Read more
Can vision be fully restored after a corneal laceration/penetrating eye injury (involving deeper layers of cornea), but not a globe rupture?
Vision restored: Yes but depends on what is going on in more detail. ...Read more
Perhaps: So much strain on the body during the vomiting sessions. You need to get help and work on modification techniques ...Read more
In '08 I had grade IV spleen laceration and liver contusion would that cause any long-term problems that I should be aware of? They did cork my spleen
It might: It might with infections but you will probably be okay. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink alcohol 2 1/2 weeks after a grade 3 spleen laceration? I don't take the pain medication anymore and am not hurting
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 mortality rate. Many surgeons are good at addressing splenic injury but isolated splenic injury is uncommon. ...Read more
I have a splenic cyst that measures 4.4 cm. Would exercise put me at any risk for a rupture of the spleen?
Depends: If you have a ruptured spleen and get to hospital on time to be treated you will have a normal life; however, if splenectomy is performed, you will need to be vaccinated against encapsulated bacteria because you will be very susceptible to develop infections from such bacteria once you have no spleen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ruptured spleen: It would have to be a lot of force put on your spleen for it to rupture. With enough force, a blow to your abdomen during a sporting injury, a fistfight, or a car accident might lead to a ruptured spleen, which could cause life-threatening internal bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhage, aka...: ...Bleeding. The spleen is a very vascular organ; when injured, life -threatening bleeding may occur. If unstable, the bleeding must be stopped asap, typically surgically or via interventional radiology. If the bleeding is not uncontrollable, careful close observation is the preferred rx approach. ...Read more
Your chances are. ..: Good. Surgeons frequently see splenic injuries (ruptures) from blunt abdominal trauma. Patients who are hemodyamically stable and not actively bleeding can often be treated nonoperatively, and the spleen scars back together. Unstable, actively bleeding patients undergo operation to repair or remove the spleen. In developed countries, it is rare to die of a splenic injury these days. ...Read more
Depends: If the injury is minor, observation in the hospital for a few days is all that is required. If the injury is major, surgery will be needed to remove the spleen and control any internal bleeding. A CT scan is the best way to know how serious the injury is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially...Very: The spleen is a very vascular organ and, though well protected by the rib cage, is susceptible to blunt trauma. Minor injuries may usually be managed by "watchful waiting", but rupture can lead to life-threatening bleeding. In the past, this meant splenectomy. Nowadays, we can often stop the bleeding nonsurgically by internally closing off the bleeding vessels via interventional radiology. ...Read more