Incidental splenic injury during abdominal vascular surgery: a case-controlled analysis.

@article{Eaton2000IncidentalSI,
  title={Incidental splenic injury during abdominal vascular surgery: a case-controlled analysis.},
  author={Matthew A. Eaton and John W Valentine and Mark R. Jackson and Gregory J Modrall and Patrick G Clagett},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2000},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={58-64}
}
BACKGROUND The small but finite risk of postsplenectomy sepsis is generally regarded as a firm indication for splenic preservation after iatrogenic injury, especially in the young. But splenectomy may be preferable in patients who sustain splenic injuries during vascular operations because of the potential for continued bleeding associated with anticoagulation. The purpose of this study was to determine the perioperative morbidity of incidental splenectomy among patients undergoing abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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