Introduction

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Abstract

Total splenectomy has been considered the appropriate management for splenic trauma, diseases, or disease processes that could be modified by splenectomy. This surgical truism has been supported by the belief that the spleen is not essential to life, that mortality is almost universal in non-operated splenic injury and that delayed rupture is a significant danger.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
EditorsPierre-Alain Clavien, Michael G. Sarr, Yuman Fong, Panco Georgiev
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages951
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9783540688662
ISBN (Print)9783540200048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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