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The ligation of the splenic artery in the treatment of traumatic rupture of the spleen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  432814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Overwhelming sepsis is splenectomized children may be a real threat to life. As an alternative to splenectomy, ligation of the splenic artery in combination which splenorrhaphy was used successfully in two children with splenic trauma involving major segmental vessels. In both patients the postoperative course was normal. Peripheral blood tests, immunological studies, and scintigraphies disclosed no abnormalities of the spleen after the ligation of the splenic artery. Aortographies showed a collateral arterial network in the spleen. Therewith, 11 and 12 months after the operation, respectively, both cases--the first of our series--are presented and discussed.
D C Keramidas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0039-6060     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgery     Publication Date:  1979 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-29     Completed Date:  1979-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417347     Medline TA:  Surgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  530-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Splenic Artery / surgery*
Splenic Rupture / surgery*

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