The risk of splenorrhaphy.

  title={The risk of splenorrhaphy.},
  author={S L Beal and J M Spisso},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={123 9},
The main reason for splenorrhaphy is to prevent the occurrence of overwhelming postsplenectomy sepsis. This fear of postsplenectomy sepsis has led to an enthusiasm for splenic salvage to the extent that it may be felt that the injured spleen must be saved at all costs. However, if that is valid, the complications that result from splenic salvage must not exceed the risk incurred by loss of this organ. To assess this, 119 splenic injuries treated by splenorrhaphy were reviewed. These were major… CONTINUE READING