Subtotal splenic embolization is a safe and effective treatment for isolated splenic vascular tumors associated with consumptive coagulopathy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Consumptive coagulopathy is a known complication of large vascular tumors. We describe 2 episodes of consumptive coagulopathy in young children, which were secondary to isolated splenic vascular tumors. One child was successfully treated by subtotal embolization of the spleen, whereas the second child required splenectomy after an initial embolization improved--but did not fully control--his consumptive coagulopathy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raabe, EH; Keefer, JR; Mitchell, SE; Hong, K; DiFazio, M; Strouse, JJ

Published Date

  • July 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 383 - 386

PubMed ID

  • 21606851

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3120923

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-3678

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3182172515


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States