Splenic salvage in adults at a level II community hospital trauma center.

@article{Clancy1996SplenicSI,
  title={Splenic salvage in adults at a level II community hospital trauma center.},
  author={Thomas V. Clancy and D C Weintritt and D G Ramshaw and Matthew Churchill and Deborah L. Covington and J. Gary Maxwell},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 12},
  pages={1045-9}
}
Recognition of the important role of the spleen within the immune system has prompted surgeons to regularly consider splenic preservation. We studied our experience at a Level II trauma center to determine whether this trend is reflected in our management. We reviewed 81 adult blunt trauma patients with splenic injury admitted between January 1988 and December 1993. We examined age, race, and clinical data including mechanism of injury, trauma and injury severity scores, organ injury scale (OIS… CONTINUE READING