Conservative surgery for splenic injury

Francisco J. Criado, Theodore H. Wilson

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The report describes the authors' experience with salvage of the spleen after rupture. The discussion focuses on the immunological functions of the spleen and the present-day role of conservative operation in preventing overwhelming sepsis. Accumulated data warrant the continued avoidance of total splenectomy whenever feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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