Splenic Injury from Gunshot Wounds to the Chest Without Diaphragmatic or Peritoneal Violations
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.
Kennedy, F. R.,
Fleming, A. W.,
& Scott, R. P.
(1991). Splenic Injury from Gunshot Wounds to the Chest Without Diaphragmatic or Peritoneal Violations. The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 31 (11), 1561-1562.