Complications associated with splenectomy in thalassemia

Complications associated with splenectomy in thalassemia


  • Farogh Zahra
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Muhammad Aslam
  • Qaim Deen
  • Javeria Mannan



Prospective Study. Longitudinal Studies. Thalassemia. Research Design. Splenectomy. Biomedical Research. Retrospective Studies. Follow-Up Studies. Cohort Studies. Patients.


Aims and Objectives: The study aims at investigating the complications associated with splenectomy in thalassemic patients Study Design: It was a prospective clinical study. Materials and Method: Sixty Splenectomies were preformed electively after pre-operative preparation in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore during the year Jan 2003 to Sep 2005. Results: Complications were categorized into per-operative, early post-operative and late complications. The frequency of per-operative complications was 3%, early post-operative complications were 10% and late complications were 1.6%. Interpretation and Conclusion: The rate of complications has decreased markedly as the patients are well prepared and improved post operative carp has also reduced the post-operative complications. With good perioperative management, splenectomy in children with massive splenomegaly is both safe and effective.




How to Cite

Zahra, F., Ashraf, M., Aslam, M., Deen, Q., & Mannan, J. (2016). Complications associated with splenectomy in thalassemia. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 11(4).



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