Laparoscopic splenectomies for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: experience of sixty cases.

@article{Szold2000LaparoscopicSF,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomies for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: experience of sixty cases.},
  author={Amir Szold and Joseph L Schwartz and Subchi Abu-Abeid and Shlomo Bulvik and Amiram Eldor},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2000},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={7-10}
}
We performed a laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) in 60 patients (age 9-83, 45 females) with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who did not achieve sustained remission on steroid therapy. Using a modified procedure, the mean duration of LS was 78 min (range 25-240 min) and surgery was associated with only 5% major and 5% minor complications. Ten patients had a platelet count less than 50 x 10(9)/l during surgery despite the administration of immune globulin (0.4 g/kg x 3-5 days) or pulsed… CONTINUE READING

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