Splenectomy in trauma and complications after splenectomy

  • Amonpon Kanlerd Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University
  • Piyapong Boonyasatid Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University
Keywords: Spleen, Splenectomy, Splenic injury, Abdominal injury, Complications

Abstract

Splenic injury is the second most common abdominal organ injury caused by both blunt and penetrating mechanisms. In the past, all of the splenic injuries required splenectomy for treatment, but during the past 50 years, there has been increasingly interested that not all splenic injuries required splenectomy. The evolution of non-operative management for splenic injuries made us away from an aggressive operation to the spleen. Although, splenectomy still plays a significant role in life-saving for extremis injured patients. Surgeons should be familiar with this procedure and knowing complications that may occur after the procedure.

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Published
2020-01-30
Section
Review Articles