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.
|Title of host publication||Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery|
|Editors||Pierre-Alain Clavien, Michael G. Sarr, Yuman Fong, Panco Georgiev|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|