Injuries to the spleen

Uranues S., Kilic Y. A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.34, no.4, pp.355-361, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background: Intra-abdominal organs, most commonly the spleen and liver, are injured in 40-50% of polytraumatized patients. Because of its important immunological functions, preservation of the injured spleen is of paramount importance.