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What are your chances of surviving when your spleen ruptures?

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In brief: 100%, almost

A rupture of the spleen should almost never be fatal, unless there are other injuries in the abdomen with internal bleeding that cannot be controlled.

In brief: 100%, almost

A rupture of the spleen should almost never be fatal, unless there are other injuries in the abdomen with internal bleeding that cannot be controlled.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Other injuries?

Most people survive isolated splenic rupture if taken promptly to a major trauma center. However, ruptured spleens are often seen in patients with multiple other injuries (such as rib fractures, pelvic fractures, spinal injuries, and head injuries).
Multiple trauma patients have a much lower survival rate depending on the type and extent of organs injured.

In brief: Other injuries?

Most people survive isolated splenic rupture if taken promptly to a major trauma center. However, ruptured spleens are often seen in patients with multiple other injuries (such as rib fractures, pelvic fractures, spinal injuries, and head injuries).
Multiple trauma patients have a much lower survival rate depending on the type and extent of organs injured.
Dr. Richard Orr
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In brief: Spleen rupture

Surviving a spleen rupture depends on many factors.
The most important is how quickly the patient is brought to a trauma center. There are also different degrees of splenic rupture. Many can be treated in x-ray with embolization and blood transfusions and avoid surgery. A severe rupture with heavy bleeding and the patient in shock will usually require emergency surgery.

In brief: Spleen rupture

Surviving a spleen rupture depends on many factors.
The most important is how quickly the patient is brought to a trauma center. There are also different degrees of splenic rupture. Many can be treated in x-ray with embolization and blood transfusions and avoid surgery. A severe rupture with heavy bleeding and the patient in shock will usually require emergency surgery.
Dr. Dominick Artuso
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