Nonoperative Treatment of Blunt Splenic Injury

@article{Urans2001NonoperativeTO,
  title={Nonoperative Treatment of Blunt Splenic Injury},
  author={M. D. Selman Uran{\"u}s and M. D. Johann Pfeifer},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={1405-1407}
}
A spleen-preserving program was implemented at the author's institution during the mid-1980s using a five-part injury-grading scale that is similar and comparable to the AAST classification. Since that time, all patients with splenic injuries admitted to the Department of Surgery at the Karl-Franzens University Hospital in Graz, a level I trauma center, have been prospectively evaluated with respect to splenic preservation. Analysis of the relation of the severity of organ injury to the use of… CONTINUE READING

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