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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
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
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
I have a splenic cyst that measures 4.4 cm. would exercise put me at any risk for a rupture of the spleen?
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
How long is somebody with mono contagious after they get over it?
And can you get it more than one?
And how rare is a splenic rupture
Varies: Mono will generally shed in saliva during the initial phase of the illness, that lasts 3 weeks in most and up to 3 months in a few. It can also shed intermittently for years afterward without other outward signs of illness. Luckily most will have it as kids and not be susceptible later in life. ...Read more
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