Selective nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.

@article{Stassen2012SelectiveNM,
  title={Selective nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.},
  author={Nicole Anne Stassen and Indermeet Singh Bhullar and Julius D. Cheng and Marie L Crandall and Randall S. Friese and Oscar Dean Guillamondegui and Randeep S. Jawa and Adrian Anthony Maung and Thomas J Rohs and Ayodele T Sangosanya and Kevin M. Schuster and Mark J. Seamon and Kathryn M. Tchorz and Ben L Zarzuar and Andrew James Kerwin},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 5 Suppl 4},
  pages={
          S294-300
        }
}
BACKGROUND During the last century, the management of blunt force trauma to the spleen has changed from observation and expectant management in the early part of the 1900s to mainly operative intervention, to the current practice of selective operative and nonoperative management. These issues were first addressed by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) in the Practice Management Guidelines for Non-operative Management of Blunt Injury to the Liver and Spleen published online… CONTINUE READING
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