Post Splenectomy Outcome in β-Thalassemia.

  title={Post Splenectomy Outcome in β-Thalassemia.},
  author={Rashid H. Merchant and Ami R Shah and Javed Ahmad and Alka Sudhir Karnik and Nooralam Rai},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={82 12},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate changes in annual blood transfusion requirements and complications after splenectomy in patients with β-thalassemia. METHODS Forty post-splenectomy β-thalassemic patients aged 8-33 y, receiving regular blood transfusions and chelation therapy were included and non transfusion dependant patients were excluded from this retrospective cross-sectional study. Details about their surgery, transfusion requirements, and platelet levels were recorded on a standard proforma. All… CONTINUE READING