Management of Splenic Injuries
Keywords:Suture ligation, partial resection, splenectomy
A three year study from April 98 to March 2001 regarding the management of splenic injuries was carried out at the Surgical Wards of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore and Mayo Hospital, Lahore. This study comprised of 37 patients. Mode of injury was penetrating trauma in 45% cases. Eighty six percent cases were male. Thirty five percent of the total patients were in the age group between 2 1-30 years. The spectrum of injury varied from simple laceration or contusion with capsular disruption to total fragmentation of the spleen. Twenty nine percent of the total Patients underwent suture ligation, 5% partial resection and 66% underwent splenectomy. Mortality in our study was 5%.
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