Contemporary pediatric splenectomy: continuing controversies

@article{Wood2011ContemporaryPS,
  title={Contemporary pediatric splenectomy: continuing controversies},
  author={James H. Wood and David A. Partrick and Taru Hays and Angela Sauaia and Frederick M. Karrer and Moritz M. Ziegler},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={1165-1171}
}
PurposeWe undertook the current study to update the literature on pediatric splenectomy in the age of minimally invasive proficiency among pediatric surgeons. The study is designed to address specific concerns among surgeons about the suitability of the laparoscopic approach in specific situations and among hematologists about the relative benefits and risks of splenectomy in children.MethodsRetrospective analysis of clinicopathologic data for 118 children who underwent open (OS) or… CONTINUE READING

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