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Spleen Injuries

The spleen is an easily injured abdominal organ in children. Most spleen injuries happen by motor vehicle crashes, falls, bicycle crashes, contact sports and violence. A spleen injury may also happen from a gunshot wound or knife wound which tears and cuts the organ.

The spleen is located in the upper left area of your abdomen and sits behind and below the stomach.

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Function of the Spleen



Call Your Child's Doctor If:

Medications / Pain

Wound and Skin Care

Emotional Recovery

Special Instructions

Prevention Education

Follow-Up Care



Day Care or School

Last Updated: 07/2014