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Indications for placement of drains in the splenic fossa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2334074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Drainage of the splenic fossa has for years remained a controversial issue. A large potential space exists in the left hypochondrium following splenectomy. Proponents of the use of drainage maintain that drainage is safe, efficacious in removal of blood, serum, and pancreatic enzymes, and carries little, if any, risk of subsequent infectious morbidity. Critics of the use of drainage cite the heretofore reported high incidence of subphrenic abscess formation in those patients in whom drains are placed as the reason for abandoning routine or therapeutic drainage of the splenic fossa.
Authors:
J Carmichael; W O Thomas; D Dillard; A Luterman; J J Ferrara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-07     Completed Date:  1990-06-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama, Mobile 36688.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Drainage* / adverse effects,  methods
Humans
Postoperative Care*
Spleen / injuries,  surgery*
Splenectomy
Subphrenic Abscess / etiology

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