The pattern and management outcomes of splenic injuries in the Assir region of Saudi Arabia.

@article{AlQahtani2004ThePA,
  title={The pattern and management outcomes of splenic injuries in the Assir region of Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Mohammed Saad Al-Qahtani},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
BACKGROUND In the last decade or so, the management of splenic injuries has undergone a lot of debate and changes including refinement of the indications for non-operative management (NOM). The aims of this retrospective study are: to characterize the pattern of splenic injuries in the Abha region of Saudi Arabia; to analyze the mechanisms of injury; and to review the treatment modalities employed and their outcome. DESIGN This is a retrospective chart review. SETTING Assir Central Hospital… CONTINUE READING

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