Complications of splenectomy for splenic injury.

P. P. Liu, F. F. Chou, S. M. Sheen-Chen, Y. S. Chen, M. J. Chen, F. C. Chen

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From March 1986 to October 1991, there were 97 patients undergoing splenectomy for traumatic spleen injury at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung. Their ages ranged from 6 to 73 years with a mean of 39. The most common cause was blunt abdominal trauma (94/97). Sixty-five patients received splenectomy only and thirty-two patients had other operative procedures in addition to splenectomy. The most common complication in this study was intraabdominal abscess (7/97); followed by respiratory problems (5/97); postoperative hemorrhage (3/97) and wound infection (3/97). Postsplenectomy sepsis occurred in one case. There were nine cases of in-hospital mortality. Sepsis, prolonged shock and severe head injury were the main causes of death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalChanggeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes

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