An overview of splenic embolization

Chaitanya Ahuja, Khashayar Farsad, Meghna Chadha

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to define the role of splenic embolization in trauma patients and in patients presenting for treatment of thrombocytopenia and portal hypertension. This article reviews the indications, technical considerations, outcomes, and complications of splenic artery embolization. CONCLUSION. Transcatheter splenic artery embolization has a major role in the management of traumatic splenic injuries and as an adjunctive procedure in the treatment of thrombocytopenia and portal hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)720-725
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Blunt splenic trauma
  • Hypersplenism
  • Splenic embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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