Changes in splenic capsule with aging; beliefs and reality.

  title={Changes in splenic capsule with aging; beliefs and reality.},
  author={Sara M. Higginson and Nicholas W. Sheets and Lawrence P. Sue and Mary M Wolfe and Amy M. Kwok and Rachel C. Dirks and Reuben S. Doggett and Venu Gopal and James W. Davis},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
BACKGROUND Research describing the splenic capsule and its effect on non-operative management of splenic injuries is limited. The aim of this study is to identify the current beliefs about the splenic capsule thickness and investigate changes in the splenic capsule with age. METHODS Trauma Medical Directors were surveyed on their beliefs regarding splenic capsule thickness changes with age. Thicknesses of cadaveric splenic capsule samples were measured. RESULTS The majority of trauma… CONTINUE READING