Surgical disorders of the spleen
© Springer International Publishing AG 2011, 2017. For children with many conditions, splenectomy can cure the disease or effectively control the associated clinical symptoms. However, the risks associated with splenectomy such as overwhelming postsplenectomy sepsis are not trivial, and there is increasing recognition of other risks of splenectomy, such as thrombosis or vascular derangements. For select conditions, a partial splenectomy may effectively remove enough spleen to gain the desired clinical outcome while minimizing these risks. These are technically demanding operations that are nevertheless usually effective and well-tolerated.
- Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, Second Edition
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