Proximal Versus Distal Splenic Artery Embolisation for Blunt Splenic Trauma: What is the Impact on Splenic Immune Function?
PT Foley, H Kavnoudias, PU Cameron, C Czarnecki, E Paul, SM Lyon
CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2015
PURPOSE: To compare the impact of proximal or distal splenic artery embolisation versus that of splenectomy on splenic immune function as measured by IgM memory B cell levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with splenic trauma who were treated by splenic artery embolisation (SAE) were enrolled. After 6 months splenic volume was assessed by CT, and IgM memory B cells in peripheral blood were measured and compared to a local normal reference population and to a post-splenectomy population. RESULTS: Of the 71 patients who underwent embolisation, 38 underwent proximal embolisation, 11 underwent distal embolisation, 22 patients were excluded, 1 had both proximal and distal embolisation, 5 did no..View full abstract