Splenic Artery Embolization as an Adjunctive Procedure for Portal Hypertension
Seminars in Interventional Radiology, 06/21/2012
Smith M et al. – In this patient population, partial splenic embolization can decrease the incidence of variceal bleeding, and protection can persist for at least a year. Additionally, liver function tests and serum cell counts can be expected to improve. Although not frequently used as primary therapy for patients with portal hypertension, splenic embolization can often be helpful as an alternative or adjunctive procedure.