Digestive Disease Interventions 2018; 02(02): 172-178
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1655770
Review Article
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Nonoperative Management of Splenic Trauma: An Update

John Walker
1   Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, University Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Aftab Haq
1   Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, University Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Rajeev Suri
1   Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, University Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
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03 April 2018

04 April 2018

Publication Date:
31 May 2018 (online)


Splenic injuries continue to be a common solid organ injury among trauma victims. Practice outcomes continue to improve with centers now routinely incorporating endovascular therapy into nonoperative management protocols. Since such incorporation, endovascular practice patterns continue to evolve as more data regarding outcomes concerning approach, embolic techniques, and time to intervention become available. These data are driving trauma centers to adopt multidisciplinary protocols with standardization of triage to nonoperative management, imaging, and endovascular interventions. This review aims to provide the interventionalist with an overview of existing and upcoming practice patterns.

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