Nonoperative management of adult blunt splenic injury with and without splenic artery embolotherapy: a meta-analysis.

@article{Requarth2011NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative management of adult blunt splenic injury with and without splenic artery embolotherapy: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Jay Anthony Requarth and Ralph B. D'Agostino and Preston Roy Miller},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={898-903; discussion 903}
}
BACKGROUND Observation and splenic artery embolotherapy (SAE) are nonoperative management (NOM) modalities for adult blunt splenic injury; however, they are quite different, inconsistently applied, and controversial. This meta-analysis compares the known outcomes data for observational management versus SAE by splenic injury grade cohort. METHODS Thirty… CONTINUE READING