Managing blunt trauma with possible splenic injury

Adam C. Alder, Charles F. Bellows, Bernard M. Jaffe, Aml M. Raafat, Norman E. McSwain

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As many as 40% to 50% of patients presenting to the emergency department after a blow to the abdomen will prove to have sustained splenic injury. Which of them are candidates for conservative, nonsurgical management? The authors update changing criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32D-32K
JournalEmergency Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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    Alder, A. C., Bellows, C. F., Jaffe, B. M., Raafat, A. M., & McSwain, N. E. (2003). Managing blunt trauma with possible splenic injury. Emergency Medicine, 35(8), 32D-32K.