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Table 5 Post-operative complications

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

  Group 1: Splenectomy (n = 45) Group 2: Spleen-preserving surgical therapy (n = 51) Group 3: Non-operative management (n = 22)
Intra-abdominal collections 7 7 2
 Perisplenic 5 1 1
 Other location 3 6 1
Sepsis 6 3 1
Pneumonia 2 2 2
Ileus 3
MODS 3
Wound infection 1 2
Ongoing bleeding 2
Re-bleed 2
Subglottic stenosis 2
Renal pseudo aneurysm 1
Lung empyema 1 1
Upper GI bleed 1
Enterocutaneous fistula 1
Exudative pleural adhesions 1
Extra-abdominal collections 1
Infected urinoma 1
Urinoma 1
  1. All frequencies are in absolute number
  2. MODS multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, GI gastrointestinal