What are spleen injuries?

Also known as: rupture spleen, bruised spleen, splenic injury.

The spleen is an important body part located under the rib cage that filters blood and helps the body fight infection. When the spleen gets injured, it can cause problems. In the case of a ruptured spleen it’s a medical emergency.

Reviewed by: Jose R. Rosa-Olivares

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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