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[Evaluation of the splenic function in patients with abdominal injuries undergoing splenectomy with autograft].

Authors
  • Bussoletti, M
  • Pellicciotti, A
  • Palumbo, P
  • Garra, G
  • Veronesi, S
  • Girolami, M
  • Vietri, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Il Giornale di Chirurgia - Journal of Surgery
Publisher
CIC Edizioni Internazionali
Publication Date
May 01, 1991
Volume
12
Issue
5
Pages
328–331
Identifiers
PMID: 1931526
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Splenectomy, required for splenic injuries in which conservative management is unsuitable, causes a fall of the immunological defenses, increasing the risk of sepsis. Immunological functions of the spleen can be maintained by autotransplant of splenic tissue. This is confirmed in our experience by a comparative study of haematological, immunological and scintigraphic features in 14 patients. Autotransplantation was performed in 8 cases, while the remaining 6 cases were treated with simple splenectomy.

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