Controlled study of in-line ovine spleen transection assisted by radiofrequency ablation.

BACKGROUND Trauma to the spleen or tumors of the spleen often require total splenectomy for control of hemorrhage. Partial splenectomy is the preferred technique because of the short- and long-term sepsis problems in asplenic patients. Multiple techniques for partial splenectomy have been tried in the past with limited success. The authors designed the in… CONTINUE READING