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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 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.
Walimuni Yohan Mendis Abeysekera; Warusha Dhammika Dulantha de Silva; Sharika Shashindrani Pinnaduwa; Anura Sarath Kumara Banagala
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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    
Department of Surgery, Colombo South Teaching Hospital , Kalubowila, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka .
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