Injuries to the spleen


Uranues S., Kilic Y. A.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00068-008-8102-0
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-361

Abstract

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.