Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--34

Splenectomy in thalassemia : our experience.


PK Sarkar, SK Biswas, TJ Banerjee, D Sarkar, PC Lin, S Saha, K Shankar 
 PK Sarkar, 396/3,NSC Bose Road, Calcutta 700047

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PK Sarkar, 396/3,NSC Bose Road, Calcutta 700047

ABSTRACT: One hundred and sixty-four cases of thalassemia were referred for surgery in a seriously ill-state with severe anemia, huge hepatosplenomegaly, cardiomegaly with iron induced cardiomyopathy, and chronic extrinsic restrictive lung disorder. Inspite of the risk anticipated, splenectomy was undertaken in all of them. Taking special care and measures during operation the hurdles of risk were overcome. In the present series mortality and morbidity were insignificant. Besides splenectomy free splenic slice grafting extraperitoneally was added to preserve splenic immunofunction. Grafts survived and functioned well.


How to cite this article:
Sarkar P, Biswas S, Banerjee T, Sarkar D, Lin P, Saha S, Shankar K. Splenectomy in thalassemia : our experience. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 1997;2:30-34


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Sarkar P, Biswas S, Banerjee T, Sarkar D, Lin P, Saha S, Shankar K. Splenectomy in thalassemia : our experience. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 1997 [cited 2021 Jan 22 ];2:30-34
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