Experience of splenectomy in Thalassemia
Keywords:Thalassemia. Splenectomy. Electrosurgery. Splenomegaly. Anemia, Sickle Cell. Electrocoagulation. Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic. Hypersplenism. Splenic Diseases. Blood Transfusion. Anemia, Hemolytic.
Fourteen Thalassaemic, male and female patients, age ranging from 5 years to 20 years, under went splenectomy in our surgical unit after careful preparation. Non of them required more than one transfusion during the procedure. Respiratory and wound infection was the problem in 9 out of 14 patients. One bled through the abdominal drain site and managed with pressure dressing. No serious sepsis or mortality was observed in this series.
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