Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine

2012 Edition
| Editors: Jean-Louis Vincent, Jesse B. Hall

AAST Spleen Injury Scale

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00418-6_3002

The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma sponsored an expert panel that described five categorizes of progressively more severe spleen injury which correspond to prognosis, and have been used to guide decisions regarding nonoperative management.

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