Lee-lynn Chen

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Splenectomy – procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure There are several indications for splenectomy – traumatic injury, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP), hereditary spherocytosis, staging surgery, splenic infarction, and splenomegaly. Each has different associated comorbidities and risks involved. Depending on the indication, splenectomies can be performed either laparoscopically or in open fashion. Traumatic injury was…

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