[Symptomatic irradiation therapy of the spleen in advanced osteomyelosclerosis].

  title={[Symptomatic irradiation therapy of the spleen in advanced osteomyelosclerosis].},
  author={Joachim Slanina and A Vondraczek and Michael Wannenmacher},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={111 30},
A retrospective analysis of spleen irradiation in 25 patients with progressive idiopathic myelosclerosis (agnogenic myeloid metaplasia), treated between 1948 and 1983, shows that there is a place for the mechanical effect of irradiation being an indication for its use as a palliative measure. A decrease in spleen size of varying extent was achieved in 84% of patients, while the symptoms of abdominal compression improved in 88%. Remission period averaged 10 months. On the other hand, in all… CONTINUE READING

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