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What is the worst-case outcome from having a swollen spleen?
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Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Rupture
Splenomegaly can cause rupture of the spleen, either spontaneous or with minimal trauma.
Splenomegalys.

In brief: Rupture
Splenomegaly can cause rupture of the spleen, either spontaneous or with minimal trauma.
Splenomegalys.
Dr. Andres Katz
Dr. Andres Katz
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
In brief: Splenic trauma
The worst case scenario is having the spleen rupture in an environment where medical help is not close by(falling while hiking in the back country).
Splenic rupture is a surgical emergency and one could bleed to death without it. It is important to follow doctors orders: no rough housing with a swollen spleen.

In brief: Splenic trauma
The worst case scenario is having the spleen rupture in an environment where medical help is not close by(falling while hiking in the back country).
Splenic rupture is a surgical emergency and one could bleed to death without it. It is important to follow doctors orders: no rough housing with a swollen spleen.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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