Laparoscopic splenectomy for the treatment of refractory immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy.

BACKGROUND Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a condition with potential hazard during pregnancy for both mother and fetus if platelet concentrations fall below a critical level. This report describes the use of laparoscopic splenectomy following unsuccessful medical management. CASE A 35-year-old primigravid woman with systemic lupus erythematosis… CONTINUE READING