Post splenic artery glue embolization material on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Epigastric pain five days post angiography ?free gas.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

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 embolization material evident in the left upper quadrant.    

Case Discussion

In this case, 20% histoacryl glue was used as the agent for splenic artery embolization.

Minor complications, such as pleural effusions as in this case, have been reported in approximately 50% of patients in one series. 

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Case information

rID: 26143
Published: 2nd Dec 2013
Last edited: 10th Sep 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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