Computed tomographic grading is useful in the selection of patients for nonoperative management of blunt injury to the spleen.

@article{Starnes1998ComputedTG,
  title={Computed tomographic grading is useful in the selection of patients for nonoperative management of blunt injury to the spleen.},
  author={Sandra L. Starnes and Peter T. Klein and Laura Magagna and Richard Pomerantz},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={743-8; discussion 748-9}
}
Although nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury (NMBSI) has an established role in the overall management of adult patients with blunt splenic injury, the criteria by which patients are selected continue to be debated. The purpose of this study is to establish the effectiveness of a defined set of criteria that includes CT grading for the selection of patients for NMBSI by examining the outcomes of patients managed in this manner 1 year before with those 1 year after the implementation… CONTINUE READING

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