How are spleen injuries treated?
Treatment for splenic trauma varies depending on the severity of the injury and whether there is continued bleeding from the spleen. Most splenic injuries can be treated with close observation and no operation. These patients stay in the hospital for at least a few days, until it’s safe to go home.
In severe cases where the spleen continues to bleed, our experts may recommend surgical treatment that involves removing the spleen, but this is rarely needed. Occasionally, bleeding from the spleen can be treated with an embolization, which is a procedure to block blood vessels to prevent bleeding.
Why choose us to treat splenic trauma?
Children’s Colorado is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Rocky Mountain region. Our splenic injury treatment is based on the most up-to-date science and provided by an expert team specialized in treating children.