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Acute massive splenic infarction with splenic vein thrombosis following altitude exposure of a sri lankan male with undetected sickle cell trait.
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PMID:  23270448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Abstract Abeysekera, W.Y.M., W.D.D. de Silva, S.S. Pinnaduwa, and A.S.K. Banagala. Acute Massive Splenic Infarction with Splenic Vein Thrombosis Following Altitude Exposure of a Sri Lankan Male with Undetected Sickle Cell Trait. High Alt Med Biol 13:288-290, 2012. -Even though sickle cell disease is not common in Sri Lanka, we report an acute splenic infarction at high altitude of a Sri Lankan male with previously undetected sickle cell trait (SCT). This is the first time such a case is reported from the South Asian region. Early recognition of this hematological condition would simplify the management of acute splenic infarction in these patients, avoiding irreversible surgery.
Authors:
Walimuni Yohan Mendis Abeysekera; Warusha Dhammika Dulantha de Silva; Sharika Shashindrani Pinnaduwa; Anura Sarath Kumara Banagala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  High altitude medicine & biology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1557-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  High Alt. Med. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100901183     Medline TA:  High Alt Med Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-90     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Colombo South Teaching Hospital , Kalubowila, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka .
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