WebMD looks at why a spleen might rupture, the symptoms of a ruptured spleen, and surgery to repair or remove this organ, which helps the body fight foreign bacteria.
The abdominal organ most at risk from an accident such as a car crash or falling off a horse is the spleen. Find out what splenic rupture is, and how it is treated.
Ruptured spleen — Reference guide covers causes, symptoms, treatment of this source of life-threatening bleeding.
People infected with mononucleosis often have an enlarged spleen. It could be serious if the spleen were to rupture.
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