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Splenic Function and Need for Vaccination After Angio-Embolization2019

Type: Update Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Existing PMG/EBR: Splenic Injury, Blunt, Selective Nonoperative Management of
Category: Trauma
Committee Liaison: Jennifer J. Freeman, MD


Team leader(s)

With the increasing utilization of angio-embolization for the non-operative management of splenic lacerations, the need for vaccination against capsulated bacteria should be assessed due to the currently unknown percentage of splenic function after angio-embolization. Blunt splenic injury guidelines were previously published by EAST in 2012 and recognized vaccination after severe injury and/or embolization as an "Unanswered Question (#10)". Several articles have since been published that should be analyzed to determine if a guideline can be developed.

Work Group Members
Jennifer J. Freeman, MD - Work Group Leader
John Como, MD, MPH
Nicole Fox, MD, MPH
Krista Haines, DO
George Kasotakis, MD, MPH
Deepika Koganti, MD
Rebecca Maine, MD, MPH
Nimitt Patel, MD
Thai Lan Tran, MD
Brian Yorkgitis, DO


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