Partial splenectomy for children with congenital hemolytic anemia and massive splenomegaly.

@article{Diesen2008PartialSF,
  title={Partial splenectomy for children with congenital hemolytic anemia and massive splenomegaly.},
  author={Diana L Diesen and Sherri A Zimmerman and Courtney D Thornburg and Russell E Ware and Michael A Skinner and K. Oldham and Henry E. Rice},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={466-72}
}
Partial splenectomy is an alternative to total splenectomy for the treatment of congenital hemolytic anemias (CHAs) in children, although the feasibility of this technique in the setting of massive splenomegaly is unknown. This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of partial splenectomy in children with CHAs and massive splenomegaly. This retrospective study examined 29 children with CHAs who underwent partial splenectomy. Children were divided into 2 groups based on splenic… CONTINUE READING

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