TITLE

Indications for Splenectomy

AUTHOR(S)
Katz, Steven C.; Pachter, H. leon
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jul2006, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p565
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the new millennium, indications for splenectomy have expanded. Proper patient selection based on an understanding of the biology of each individual's disease is essential for a favorable outcome. We review the most common diseases for which surgeons may be called on to perform splenectomy and while highlighting potential pitfalls and caveats.
ACCESSION #
21457125

 

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