Splenectomy in a rural surgical practice.


We reviewed the clinical presentation and indications for splenectomy in a rural community in Southern Nigeria from January 1988 - December, 2000, a period of 12 years. A total of 17 cases were seen. Twelve (70.6%) were for big spleens due to sickle-cell anaemia, tropical splenomegaly syndrome, malignancy and 5 (29.4%) were due to trauma from road traffic… (More)


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