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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217-221

Blunt splenic injury in Sikkimese children and adolescents


1 Department of Surgery, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok and Central Referral Hospital, Sikkim, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok and Central Referral Hospital, Sikkim, India

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Ranabir Pal
Department of Community Medicine, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok and Central Referral Hospital, Sikkim
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.82209

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Background : The contemplation for the salvage operations and the nonoperative treatment for the pediatric splenic injuries had increasingly been suggested as the standard case management. Objectives : The study was carried out to identify the risk factors, the presentations, the severities and outcome of the interventions of blunt splenic injuries in the children and adolescents. Materials and Methods : This retrospective review was carried out in a tertiary care hospital in Sikkim on the children and adolescents admitted with splenic injury from January 2005 to December 2009. Splenic injuries were graded with the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Splenic Injury Scale followed by the operative and nonoperative managements (NOM). Results : Overall 147 cases with the abdominal trauma were diagnosed with splenic injury. Of them, males reported in higher numbers; three-fourths were adolescents with preponderance above 16 years of age. Majority of the cases [n=91(61.90%)] were due to fall from heights and others from road traffic accidents. Immediate surgical interventions was instituted in the hemodynamically unstable cases (n=87) NOM failed in 27 patients; of them eight cases underwent splenectomy, and 19 underwent surgical salvage; 33 were closely followed up by conservative approach with both clinical and CT criteria. Total number of cases in grade III and above was significantly higher than with lower grades of injury. Conclusions : In total 95(64.63%) of the cases were managed with total splenectomy; 19 cases in the initial nonsurgical group underwent salvage operation and 33 cases received NOM.


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