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J Trauma. 1991 Nov;31(11):1561-2.

Splenic injury from gunshot wounds to the chest without diaphragmatic or peritoneal violation: case reports.

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Department of Surgery, Charles R. Drew University School of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California.


Three cases of isolated splenic injury without peritoneal penetration are described. Two patients were explored because of bullet trajectory, one was explored because of a positive physical examination. Two patients had minor splenic injuries. One required splenorrhaphy. A review of intraperitoneal injury from extraperitoneal gunshot wounds is presented.

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