splenectomy


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surgical removal of the spleen

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Therefore, the patient underwent splenectomy to treat ITP at the age of 11 years.
Leaders of the hospital where she was treated would not allow an elective splenectomy without three physicians agreeing this was the best treatment.
Keywords: Gastric cancer, lymph node dissection, bursectomy, splenectomy, minimally invasive surgery
9-11) Of all 27 reported cases of splenic metastasis following colon adenocarcinoma, splenectomy has been the treatment employed universally.
Splenectomy was performed by conventional method by giving a left sub-costal incision along with resection of a large omental flap about 20 cm in size and was sent for histopathological examination.
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: A student at a school in Tripoli sustained serious injuries and fractures that left him in need of surgery and a splenectomy after an incident on school grounds.
Blood transfusion requirements and number of hospital visits per annum before and after splenectomy were calculated and results analyzed statistically using SPSS-20.
A diagnosis in the majority of reported cases is made after splenectomy, since IPT of the spleen has often been misdiagnosed as a splenic neoplasm both clinically and radiologically.
As the spleen is the main site for erythrocyte sequestration and destruction, splenectomy often raises the hemoglobin level up to 10 to 14 g/dL range and usually resolves the anemia.
However, due to severe shortage of donor livers, splenectomy and pericardial devascularization were still the primary method for the patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension to alleviate thrombocytopenia and reduce the risk of gastrointestinal hemorrhage in some countries such as China.
Eltrombopag is approved in the United States for adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (CIT) who have not responded adequately to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy, but few trials have assessed CIT therapies in children, said Dr.
Splenectomy should be considered in patients with poor growth and features of extramedullary hemopoiesis.
Dr al-Romaihi added that pneumococcal vaccination is recommended for high risk people aged between two and 64 years with chronic medical conditions like sickle cell anaemia, splenectomy and renal failure; healthy adults aged from 18 - 64 years with unknown or incomplete pneumococcal vaccine series in childhood; and healthy adults aged 50 - 64 years with no pneumococcal vaccine after 18 years.
There was a positive history of splenectomy in her grandmother.