Accessory Splenectomy in the Management of Recurrent Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Walters, David N.; Roberts, Jerry L.; Votaw, May
November 1998
American Surgeon;Nov1998, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p1077
Academic Journal
Describes a case of recurrent thrombocytopenia associated with an accessory spleen occurring 5 years after splenectomy in a young woman with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Causes of failures of splenectomy; Success of accessory splenectomy in producing a sustained remission; Identification and resection of the accessory spleen.


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