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Table 2 Mechanism of injury

From: Non-operative management for penetrating splenic trauma: how far can we go to save splenic function?

  Stab wounds n = 53 Gunshot wounds n = 65
Total splenectomy 10 35
Spleen-preserving therapy 31 20
Non-operative management 12 10
Total number of complications 6a 50a
No. of patients with complications 5 27
Ventilation days 0 (0–0) 1 (0–3)
ICU stay (days) 0 (0–0) 3 (1–8)
Length of hospital stay (days) 6 (5–9) 9 (6–18)
Mortality 0 7
  1. All variables are in median (IQR). All frequencies are in absolute number
  2. ICU intensive care unit
  3. p < 0.05 by achi-square test, Fisher’s exact test and Mann-Whitney U test