Partial Splenic Embolization: successful treatment of hypersplenism, secondary to biliary cirrhosis and portal hypertension in cystic fibrosis

J Cyst Fibros. 2007 May;6(3):212-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2006.10.001. Epub 2006 Dec 8.


Partial Splenic Embolization (PSE) is a non-surgical treatment for hypersplenism. It has been reported only in a limited number of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). We report a case of a female cystic fibrosis patient who developed hypersplenism at the age of 14 and underwent PSE. Long term results over a period of 14 years after the procedure are presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Portal / complications*
  • Hypertension, Portal / etiology
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / complications*
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / etiology
  • Splenomegaly / etiology*
  • Splenomegaly / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome