Spleen Injuries

Overview

What are spleen injuries?

The spleen is soft and is surrounded by a tough covering, or capsule. If your child is hit or falls in a way that causes the left chest or upper abdomen to hit the spleen, your child may suffer a spleen injury. Not all spleen injuries are the same. Your child may have a mild bruise or a little tear that causes bleeding; or the spleen may be broken into several pieces.