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Successful embolization of a delayed splenic rupture following trauma in a child.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Delayed rupture of the spleen following trauma is an exceedingly rare phenomenon in children. In the case we have experienced, arterial embolization was successfully performed, surgery was avoided, and functional splenic tissue was preserved. Embolization is of value in the management of blunt splenic injuries in hemodynamically stable children, even after delayed rupture. The exact criteria for its use remain to be established.
Adolescent, Embolization, Therapeutic, Humans, Male, Recurrence, Splenic Rupture/therapy, Wounds, Nonpenetrating
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