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Table 2 Imaging and hospital readmissions occurring during the six-month period following discharge for patients residing in Calgary

From: The song remains the same although the instruments are changing: complications following selective non-operative management of blunt spleen trauma: a retrospective review of patients at a level I trauma centre from 1996 to 2007

Outcome All, N = 236 n (%) OMa, N = 57 n (%) NOMb, N = 179 n (%)
Abdominal imaging within 6 months of hospital discharge    
Received follow up CTc 41 (17) 5 (9) 36 (20)
No imaging 195 (83) 52 (91) 143 (80)
USd or MRIe only † 2(1) 1 (2) 1 (2)
Hospital re-admissions and surgeries relating to the spleen injury within 6 months of hospital discharge    
Re-admitted to hospital 5 (2) 2 (4) 3 (2)
Underwent spleen surgery 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Received SAAf 2 (1) 0(0) 2 (1)
  1. †One patient in the NOM group had SAA during initial admission and received an abdominal MRI in the follow up period.
  2. a OM = operative management
  3. b NOM = non-operative management
  4. c CT = Computed tomography
  5. d US = ultrasound
  6. e MRI = magnetic resonance imaging
  7. f SAA = Splenic Artery Angiography