Splenic embolization

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Splenic (artery) embolization is an endovascular technique for treatment of splenic and splenic artery pathology as an alternative to splenic artery ligation or splenectomy. It often results in successfully treating the underlying pathology, while maintaining at least partial splenic function. 

There are a multitude of techniques including:

  • partial or complete embolization
  • proximal or distal embolization
  • coil, particle or glue embolization

Article information

rID: 35104
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Splenic artery embolisation
  • Splenic embolization
  • Splenic artery embolization

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: for traumatic splenic injury
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  • Case 2: traumatic splenic injury and pseudoaneurysm
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  • Case 3: glue embolization with pleural effusion
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  • Case 4: coil embolization
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