Nonoperative management of a splenic tear in a Jehovah's Witness with hemophilia

Paul M. Zieg, Stephen M. Cohn, Diana S. Beardsley

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Abstract

Splenic laceration, the most common visceral lesion following blunt abdominal trauma, can be treated in a nonoperative fashion in only a select group of stable patients with minimal injury. We report a unique case of life-threatening splenic trauma in a Jehovah's Witness with hemophilia that was successfully managed without surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1996

Keywords

  • Blunt abdominal trauma
  • Blunt splenic injury
  • Hemophilia
  • Jehovah's Witness
  • Recombinant factor VIII

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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