Age should not be a consideration for nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury.

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BACKGROUND Operative management of blunt splenic injury is recommended for adults > or = 55 years. Because this is not our practice, we did a retrospective review to compare outcomes of patients > or = 55 years old versus patients < 55 years old. METHODS During a 5-year period ending in July of 1998, 461 patients (3%) admitted to our Level I trauma center… (More)

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@article{Cocanour2000AgeSN, title={Age should not be a consideration for nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury.}, author={Christine S Cocanour and Fredrick Moore and Drue N Ware and Robert G. Marvin and James H. Duke}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2000}, volume={48 4}, pages={606-10; discussion 610-2} }