Optimization of selection for nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury: comparison of MDCT grading systems.

@article{Marmery2007OptimizationOS,
  title={Optimization of selection for nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury: comparison of MDCT grading systems.},
  author={Helen Marmery and K Shanmuganathan and Melvin T. Alexander and Stuart E. Mirvis},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2007},
  volume={189 6},
  pages={1421-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the usefulness of two CT grading systems of blunt splenic trauma in predicting which patients need surgery or angioembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four hundred patients in hemodynamically stable condition admitted with blunt splenic injury were included in the study. All patients underwent contrast-enhanced MDCT. Grade of splenic injury was prospectively assigned according to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST… CONTINUE READING
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