Forty-nine adults underwent surgery for splenic injury: 17 (group 1) had salvage with a splenic mesh, seven (group 2) underwent other preservation techniques, and 25 (group 3) underwent splenectomy. There were six, zero and 11 hilar lesions in groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Seven of 15 associated lesions involved the digestive tract. There was no significant difference in transfusion requirements, length of operation or postoperative complications. One patient died in each of groups 1 and 2, and eight in group 3. Secondary splenectomy was performed once in groups 1 and 2. The duration of hospital stay was shorter in the preservation groups (1 and 2) than in group 3. Splenic preservation was feasible in 24 of 49 adults with splenic injury requiring surgery. The splenic mesh wrap is safe and reliable, and allows splenic salvage even with hilar injury.

Splenic salvage using an absorbable mesh: feasibility, reliability and safety

REA, Silvio
1992-01-01

Abstract

Forty-nine adults underwent surgery for splenic injury: 17 (group 1) had salvage with a splenic mesh, seven (group 2) underwent other preservation techniques, and 25 (group 3) underwent splenectomy. There were six, zero and 11 hilar lesions in groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Seven of 15 associated lesions involved the digestive tract. There was no significant difference in transfusion requirements, length of operation or postoperative complications. One patient died in each of groups 1 and 2, and eight in group 3. Secondary splenectomy was performed once in groups 1 and 2. The duration of hospital stay was shorter in the preservation groups (1 and 2) than in group 3. Splenic preservation was feasible in 24 of 49 adults with splenic injury requiring surgery. The splenic mesh wrap is safe and reliable, and allows splenic salvage even with hilar injury.
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