Case report. Ruptured spleen in a college football player

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Title translated into German:FallstudieMilzruptur bei einem College-Footballspieler
Published in:The physician and sportsmedicine
Published:7 (1979), 10 S. 109-111, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0091-3847, 2326-3660
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Identification number:PU198004011476


This case is brought to the attention of physicians to illustrate that a subcapsular splenic tear may occur with minimal changes in the Hct, Hb, and WBC. Use of the laboratory, peritoneal lavage, or computerized tomography is helpful in diagnosing a splenic injury, but I still feel very strongly that repeated adominal examination with a high index of suspicion is of utmost importance. Verf.-Referat