Splenectomy in advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


Forty chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with splenomegaly were evaluated for splenectomy. Twenty were splenectomized. All but two normalized their hematocrit and all but one their platelet count. Satisfactory residual erythropoiesis as evaluated using ferrokinetics enabled prediction of a good response to splenectomy in 18 of 20 patients. The two… (More)


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