Management and treatment of splenic trauma in children.

  title={Management and treatment of splenic trauma in children.},
  author={Serkan Arslan and Mahmut Guzel and Cuneyt B. Turan and Selim Doğanay and Mehmet Kopru},
  journal={Annali italiani di chirurgia},
  volume={86 1},
AIM To assess types of splenic traumas, accompanying injuries, their management and results. METHODS We studied the reports of 90 patients (64 boys, 26 girls) who were treated for splenic injuries as a result of blunt abdominal trauma between 2005-2012. Age, sex, hospitalization time, mechanisms of traumas, accompanying injuries and management methods were recorded. RESULTS Causes of trauma were falls from height (46 patients, 51%), pedestrian traffic accidents (17 patients, 19%), passenger… CONTINUE READING