Pseudohyperkalaemia: a rare complication of splenectomy.


Pseudohyperkalaemia is an uncommon and frequently unrecognised biochemical abnormality. It occurs as a consequence of aggregation and lysis of platelets in vitro. As a result, potassium is released, which causes an elevated serum concentration. We present the case of a 21-year-old man with a traumatic splenic injury necessitating laparotomy and splenectomy… (More)
DOI: 10.1308/rcsann.2016.0310


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@article{Wilson2017PseudohyperkalaemiaAR, title={Pseudohyperkalaemia: a rare complication of splenectomy.}, author={Robyn Wilson and Roderick T Skelly}, journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England}, year={2017}, volume={99 2}, pages={e52-e53} }