Splenorrhaphy: CT appearance.
Because of the increased incidence of serious infection in patients who have had splenectomy, conservative management of patients who have had splenic trauma is becoming more prevalent. One newer modality is splenorrhaphy, the suture repair of splenic lacerations. We report a case of splenic trauma treated by splenorrhaphy and later evaluated by computed tomography (CT). Certain characteristic CT features, such as the visualization of Teflon pledgets, illustrate the importance of distinguishing surgical artifacts from traumatic sequelae.
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