Splenorrhaphy in patients with abdominal trauma.

Abstract

Splenorrhaphy has become increasingly used for management of the traumatized spleen. This approach has been advocated to obviate the potential for fulminant postsplenectomy sepsis. We reviewed the records of 42 patients with penetrating or blunt trauma treated by splenectomy or splenorrhaphy at Norfolk General Hospital between 1979 and 1983. Twenty-six had… (More)

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