Post splenic artery glue embolisation material on chest x-ray
Epigastric pain five days post angiography ?free gas.
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Left basal consolidation and pleural effusion. Right lung and pleural space are clear. Increased cardiothoracic ratio may be due to under inspiration. No subdiaphragmatic free gas. Splenic embolisation material evident in the left upper quadrant.
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In this case, 20% histoacryl glue was used as the agent for splenic artery embolisation.
Minor complications, such as pleural effusions as in this case, have been reported in approximately 50% of patients in one series.