Semin intervent Radiol 2021; 38(01): 105-112
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724010
Review Article

Splenic Artery Embolization for Patients with High-Grade Splenic Trauma: Indications, Techniques, and Clinical Outcomes

Majd Habash
1  University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
,
Darrel Ceballos
2  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
,
Andrew J. Gunn
2  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
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Abstract

The spleen is the most commonly injured organ in blunt abdominal trauma. Patients who are hemodynamically unstable due to splenic trauma undergo definitive operative management. Interventional radiology plays an important role in the multidisciplinary management of the hemodynamically stable trauma patient with splenic injury. Hemodynamically stable patients selected for nonoperative management have improved clinical outcomes when splenic artery embolization is utilized. The purpose of this article is to review the indications, technical aspects, and clinical outcomes of splenic artery embolization for patients with high-grade splenic injuries.



Publication History

Publication Date:
15 April 2021 (online)

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