Splenorrhaphy: CT appearance.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodman, PC; Federle, MP

Published Date

  • April 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 251 - 252

PubMed ID

  • 7365023

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States