Improved success in nonoperative management of blunt splenic injuries: embolization of splenic artery pseudoaneurysms.

@article{Davis1998ImprovedSI,
  title={Improved success in nonoperative management of blunt splenic injuries: embolization of splenic artery pseudoaneurysms.},
  author={Kenneth A. Davis and Timothy C. Fabian and Martin a. Croce and Morris L. Gavant and Pamela A Flick and Gayle Minard and Kenneth A. Kudsk and Francis Pritchard},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1008-13; discussion 1013-5}
}
OBJECTIVES By using abdominal computed tomographic scans in the evaluation of blunt splenic trauma, we previously identified the presence of vascular blush as a predictor of failure, with a failure of nonoperative management of 13% in that series. This finding led to an alteration in our management scheme, which now includes the aggressive identification and embolization of splenic artery pseudoaneurysms. METHODS The medical records of 524 consecutive patients with blunt splenic injury… CONTINUE READING