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How are spleen injuries diagnosed?
Spleen injuries may be diagnosed in different ways.
If you think your child has a possible spleen injury, contact your child's physician for an immediate evaluation.
There are many tests that may be done to confirm a spleen injury. The most common is a computerized tomogram, or CT scan, of the abdomen. This is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images both horizontally and vertically of the body.
A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body. It not only shows whether or not the spleen is injured, but also how badly it's injured and if any other abdominal injuries are present.
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