Splenic Complications of Sickle Cell Anemia and the Role of Splenectomy

Abstract

Sickle cell disease is one of the common hemoglobinopathies in the world. It can affect any part of the body and one of the most common and an early organ to be affected in SCA is the spleen. It is commonly enlarged during the first decade of life but then undergoes progressive atrophy leading to autosplenectomy. This however is not the case always and… (More)
DOI: 10.5402/2011/864257

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