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Table 2 Outcome of nonoperative management in the presence or absence of neurological impairment

From: Nonoperative management of splenic injury in closely monitored patients with reduced consciousness is safe and feasible

  Group I: Normal mental status GCS = 14/15 (n = 62) Group II: Altered mental status GCS ≤ 13 (n = 20) P-value
Failure of NOM 7 4 0.449
Splenectomy 5/7 2/4 0.477
ICU-stay (days) 0 (0–2) 8 (2–25) p < 0.001*
Length of hospital stay (days) 9 (7–19) 28 (13–59) 0.005*
Complications (no.) 18 12 0.085
Complication severitya 0 (0–2) 2 (0–2) 0.069
Mortality 0 0 p > 0.393
  1. All data are in median (IQR); *,p < 0.05: Mann Whitney U test/Fisher Exact test. aAccording to Clavien-Dindo-classification