Long-term follow-up of children with nonoperative management of blunt splenic trauma.

@article{Moore2010LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up of children with nonoperative management of blunt splenic trauma.},
  author={Hunter B Moore and Dennis W. Vane},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={522-5}
}
BACKGROUND : The effectiveness of nonoperative management (NOM) of blunt splenic injuries (BSIs) in children is established; however, only limited data of their long-term follow-up exist. We hypothesize that long-term follow-up verifies that NOM of BSI in children is safe and effective. METHODS : From 1993 to 2008, 153 children (1-17 years, mean = 12) with BSI were admitted. Patients were contacted by telephone and answered a standardized questionnaire. Medical records were reviewed to… CONTINUE READING
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