Li et al reported criteria for selecting a patient for partial splenectomy following splenic trauma. The authors are from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.

Patient selection: trauma


Indications for laparoscopic partial splenectomy - all of the following:

(1) preoperative CT scan showing single pole rupture

(2) preoperative CT scan shows no injury at the splenic pedicle

(3) blood pressure greater than 90/60 mm Hg

(4) heart rate less than 120 beats per minute

(5) no sign of multiple organ injuries.



• A blood pressure of 90/60 mm Hg has a mean arterial pressure of 70 mm Hg.

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