Delayed diagnosis of traumatic rupture of the spleen-a warning of the use of thoracic epidural analgesia in chest trauma

A. J. Ward*, D. A. Gillatt

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Epidural analgesia is useful in controlling the pain from chest injuries. However, a case is presented where analgesia delayed the diagnosis of a splenic haematoma. Diagnosis was complicated by an initial negative peritoneal lavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-179
Number of pages2
JournalInjury
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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