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Spleen removal - series

Indications

Indications

Overview

Guidelines for splenectomy include:

  • congenital or acquired hemolytic anemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenia
  • trauma to the spleen
  • lymphoma, leukemia, Hodgkin's disease
  • portal hypertension and hypersplenism
  • hereditary spherocytosis

Update Date 1/29/2013

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