Splenic Injury from Gunshot Wounds to the Chest Without Diaphragmatic or Peritoneal Violations
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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.