Tratamento não operatório do trauma de baço grave

Translated title of the contribution: Selective nonoperative management of high grade splenic trauma

Bernardino C. Branco, Andrew L. Tang, Peter Rhee, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Sandro Rizoli, Terence OKeeffe

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The "Evidence-based Telemedicine - Trauma & Acute Care Surgery" (EBT-TACS) Journal Club performed a critical review of the literature and selected three up-to-date articles on the management of splenic trauma. Our focus was on high-grade splenic injuries, defined as AAST injury grade III-V. The first paper was an update of the 2003 Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) practice management guidelines for non operative management of injury to the spleen. The second paper was an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) 2012 plenary paper evaluating the predictive role of contrast blush on CT scan in AAST grade IV and V splenic injuries. Our last article was from Europe and investigates the effects of angioembolization of splenic artery on splenic function after high-grade splenic trauma (AAST grade III-V). The EBT-TACS Journal Club elaborated conclusions and recommendations for the management of high-grade splenic trauma.

Translated title of the contributionSelective nonoperative management of high grade splenic trauma
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalRevista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal injuries
  • Critical pathways
  • Spleen
  • Therapeutics
  • Wounds and injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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