2006, Number 3
Trauma 2006; 9 (3)
Rodríguez PCA, González De BJJ, Carreón BRM
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ABSTRACTBackground: The blunt splenic injury it is 36% in all abdominal shut trauma (ACT), whit splenectomy on 82%, mortality at 18% We describe the experience on Rural Hospital (RH) about blunt splenic injury. Material and meted: On descriptive, transversal, observational study, on patients at two HR at the Huasteca Potosina from 2000 thought 2006. Data collected included patient demographics, length of stay, bleeding, pos operational diagnosis, grades of splenic injury, cases on abdominal trauma, morbidity and mortality. Results: On 97 patients whit abdominal trauma, 15 cases to have splenic injury (15.46%), the mean age was 31 years; all patients was male and were traded operatively, we found more frequently grade IV (80%), the diagnosis at admission was ACT in 12 cases (73%). The mean length of stay was 4.9 days, morbidity on 53% and mortality two cases (13%). Conclusions: In our opinion, to be solved with radical surgery on RH in our study the mortality was less than other authors, more the morbidity and the solution in 80% about our cases, as the Latin-American literature.