Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 355–357 | Cite as

Spontaneous occlusion of post-traumatic splenic pseudoaneurysm: report of two cases in children

  • Ashok Raghavan
  • Christopher Kah Fook WongEmail author
  • Albert Lam
  • Vivienne Stockton
Case Report


Conservative therapy for splenic injuries is widely advocated. The advantages of conservative therapy for splenic injuries include the preservation of splenic immune function, prevention of overwhelming post-splenectomy sepsis, and avoidance of laparotomy and its associated early and late complications. Pseudoaneurysms of the splenic artery branch are encountered because of the prevalence of conservative management and widespread use of imaging techniques in the follow-up of these cases. We report two cases of post-traumatic splenic pseudoaneurysm in children which thrombosed spontaneously, one during the diagnostic angiogram examination and another on follow-up studies.


Spleen Trauma Pseudoaneurysm Thrombosis Child 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashok Raghavan
    • 1
  • Christopher Kah Fook Wong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Albert Lam
    • 1
  • Vivienne Stockton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingThe Children’s Hospital at Westmead

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