Anatomic mechanisms for splenic injury during colorectal surgery.

  title={Anatomic mechanisms for splenic injury during colorectal surgery.},
  author={Amit Merchea and Eric J. Dozois and Jeffrey K. Wang and David W. Larson},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  volume={25 2},
Intraoperative iatrogenic splenic injury during colorectal surgery is rare but may cause significant morbidity. We aimed to describe the anatomic mechanisms of iatrogenic injury to the spleen during colonic surgery. All adult surgical patients who sustained a splenic injury during colectomy at our institution from 1992 to 2007 were retrospectively identified. The operative and pathologic reports were reviewed, and anatomic details of the injuries were collected. Results are reported as a… CONTINUE READING