Injuries Of The Spleen

An injury to the spleen usually occurs as a result of blunt abdominal trauma. Patients often have abdominal pain, sometimes radiating to the shoulder and tenderness. The diagnosis is made by CT or ultrasound. The treatment consists of observation and sometimes surgical repair, splenectomy rarely necessary. (See also abdominal injuries at a glance.) An injury to the spleen usually occurs as a result of blunt abdominal trauma. Patients often have…

September 3, 2018
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