Preliminary Clinical Experience with the Use of Absorbable Mesh Splenorrhaphy

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Abstract

Splenorrhaphy was performed in six patients using absorbable polyglycolic acid mesh. The sustained injuries included blunt and penetrating trauma and varied from through-and-through puncture with hematoma and deep lacerations to amputation of a portion of the spleen. A number of different splenorrhaphy techniques were required. In all six cases, the procedure was accomplished without abscess formation, postoperative bleeding, or complications related to the use of the mesh.

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