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V42N3: Spleen

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Corcione F, Pirozzi F, Aragiusto G, Galante F, Sciuto A. Laparoscopic splenectomy: experience of a single center in a series of 300 cases. Surg Endosc. 2012;26(10):2870-2876.

    Corcione and coauthors provide useful guidance relevant to approaches and technical details of laparoscopic splenectomy.

Lakin RO, Bena JF, Sarac TP, et al. The contemporary management of splenic artery aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2011;53(4):958-964; discussion 965. Free Full Text

    This article is a useful review of the diagnosis and management of splenic artery aneurysms.

McClusky DA, 3rd, Skandalakis LJ, Colborn GL, Skandalakis JE. Tribute to a triad: history of splenic anatomy, physiology, and surgery-part 1. World J Surg. 1999;23(3):311-325.

    McClusky and coauthors present classic articles that review the medical history of the spleen and splenic surgery.

McClusky DA, 3rd, Skandalakis LJ, Colborn GL, Skandalakis JE. Tribute to a triad: history of splenic anatomy, physiology, and surgery-part 2. World J Surg. 1999;23(5):514-526.

    McClusky and coauthors present classic articles that review the medical history of the spleen and splenic surgery.

Rialon KL, Speicher PJ, Ceppa EP, et al. Outcomes following splenectomy in patients with myeloid neoplasms. J Surg Oncol. 2015;111(4):389-395.

    This article provides useful information on outcomes of patients undergoing splenectomy for myeloid neoplasms.

Rostas JW, Manley J, Gonzalez RP, et al. The safety of low molecular-weight heparin after blunt liver and spleen injuries. Am J Surg. 2015;210(1):31-34.

    Rostas and coauthors present data confirming the safety of low molecular-weight heparin for thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients who have undergone splenectomy or splenorrhaphy for trauma.

Skandalakis PN, Colborn GL, Skandalakis LJ, Richardson DD, Mitchell WE, Jr., Skandalakis JE. The surgical anatomy of the spleen. Surg Clin N Am. 1993;73(4):747-768.

    This is a classic article describing the surgical anatomy of the spleen.

Skattum J, Naess PA, Gaarder C. Non-operative management and immune function after splenic injury. Br J Surg. 2012;99 Suppl 1:59-65.

    This article reviews available evidence on immune function in patients who have undergone successful nonoperative management of splenic injury.

Stassen NA, Bhullar I, Cheng JD, et al. Selective nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(5 Suppl 4):S294-300.

    This clinical practice guideline presents useful approaches for management of splenic injury.

Wisner DH, Kuppermann N, Cooper A, et al. Management of children with solid organ injuries after blunt torso trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;79(2):206-214;quiz 332.

    Wisner and coauthors review outcomes of management of children with abdominal solid organ injuries following blunt trauma. The success of nonoperative approaches is reviewed and guidance is provided for choosing immediate operative management strategies.

Zarzaur BL, Kozar R, Myers JG, et al. The splenic injury outcomes trial: An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;79(3):335-342.

    This article presents results of a multi-center study of the management of splenic injury.