Nonoperative management of blunt splenic injuries: factors influencing success in age >55 years.

@article{Albrecht2002NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative management of blunt splenic injuries: factors influencing success in age >55 years.},
  author={Roxie M. Albrecht and Carol R. Schermer and Amy L Morris},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={227-30; discussion 230-1}
}
Historically poor success rates of nonoperative management of splenic injuries in elderly patients have led to recommendations for operative intervention in patients more than 55 years of age. Recent studies are in opposition to earlier recommendations revealing equal success rates of nonoperative management of splenic injuries in all age groups. A retrospective chart review was performed to assess factors related to the successful management of splenic injuries in patients over 55 years of age… CONTINUE READING
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