Early postoperative course following elective splenectomy in haematological diseases: a high complication rate in patients with myeloproliferative disorders.

@article{Malmaeus1986EarlyPC,
  title={Early postoperative course following elective splenectomy in haematological diseases: a high complication rate in patients with myeloproliferative disorders.},
  author={Jan Malmaeus and T Akre and H. O. Adami and Hans Hagberg},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={73 9},
  pages={720-3}
}
One hundred and sixty-seven patients subjected to splenectomy on haematological indications were studied. They were grouped into five diagnostic categories: auto-immune disorders (52 patients), Hodgkin's disease (32) lymphoproliferative malignancies (60), myeloproliferative malignancies (18) and miscellaneous (5). The total number of complications and deaths were 42 (25 per cent) and nine (5 per cent), respectively. Infections were the most common complication, occurring in 30 cases and… CONTINUE READING

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