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Lacerated spleen injury. Do they have to remove it?
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Most splenic injuries are able to be managed non-operatively.
Some injuries may require an operation. Sometimes it can be repaired, or part of it removed (very rare). Many times splenic embolization is done by an interventional radiologist, who threads a catheter into the arteries to deposit "coils" or "foam" that stops the blood flow to the damaged area of the spleen.

In brief: Depends
Most splenic injuries are able to be managed non-operatively.
Some injuries may require an operation. Sometimes it can be repaired, or part of it removed (very rare). Many times splenic embolization is done by an interventional radiologist, who threads a catheter into the arteries to deposit "coils" or "foam" that stops the blood flow to the damaged area of the spleen.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
Most spleen injuries will heal without any intervention.
Patients with a spleen injury are usually admitted to the hospital & watched closely. If the spleen continues to bleed, then there are a couple of options--a catheter may be used to embolize the artery feeding the spleen and cut off the blood flow, or surgery may be done to simply remove the spleen.

In brief: Usually not
Most spleen injuries will heal without any intervention.
Patients with a spleen injury are usually admitted to the hospital & watched closely. If the spleen continues to bleed, then there are a couple of options--a catheter may be used to embolize the artery feeding the spleen and cut off the blood flow, or surgery may be done to simply remove the spleen.
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor
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