[Conservative treatment of splenic injuries in the adult]

Helv Chir Acta. 1989 Jun;56(1-2):195-8.
[Article in French]


Because of the risk of overwhelming post-splenectomy infection, the current trend favors conservative treatment for splenic trauma. Out of a total of 70 cases of splenic trauma in adults seen over the last 5 1/2 years, 19 spleens were preserved, 13 with, 6 without operations. Ten operated spleens were examined by Duplex-sonography, on average 38 months after surgery. The results show that in all cases, the spleen was morphologically and hemodynamically restored to normal.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Spleen / injuries*
  • Spleen / pathology
  • Spleen / surgery
  • Splenectomy*
  • Ultrasonography