Ruptured spleen; diagnosis by serial x-ray examinations.

  title={Ruptured spleen; diagnosis by serial x-ray examinations.},
  author={George C. Thomas and Howard A. Reinhart and J Gershoncohen},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Association},
  volume={149 2},
ABSTRACT The mortality from ruptured spleen, estimated at more than 75%, demands prompt diagnosis if effective surgery is to be employed.1 In a recent review of roentgenography of ruptured spleen, the diagnostic value of serial examinations was emphasized.2 The case reported herein exemplifies the accuracy of this procedure.REPORT OF A CASE J. M., a man aged 22, while playing baseball ran directly into another player, striking his left side against the other player's hip. The patient was winded… CONTINUE READING