Accessory Splenectomy with Gastroesophageal Devascularization for Recurrent Hypersplenism and Refractory Bleeding Varices in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis: Report of a Case

@article{Mishin2004AccessorySW,
  title={Accessory Splenectomy with Gastroesophageal Devascularization for Recurrent Hypersplenism and Refractory Bleeding Varices in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis: Report of a Case},
  author={Igor Mishin and Gheorghe Ghidirim},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={1044-1048}
}
We report a case of recurrent thrombocytopenia associated with symptomatic enlargement of an accessory spleen, 2 years after splenectomy, in a 36-year-old man with posthepatitic liver cirrhosis. The patient suffered three episodes of variceal bleeding, but the esophageal varices were not eradicated by two sessions of endoscopic injection sclerotherapy and endoscopic band ligation. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a giant accessory spleen (6 × 6 × 5 cm), gallbladder… CONTINUE READING

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