Chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a surgical disease

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Background: We designed a study to assess the safety and long-term efficacy of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Methods: Over a period of 55 months, 104 patients underwent LS for chronic ITP. The perioperative course was documented and the long-term follow-up data were recorded. Results… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-001-8326-0

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