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Evaluation of splenic embolization in patients with portal hypertension and hypersplenism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7125739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-five patients with hypersplenism caused by portal hypertension were treated by repeated partial splenic embolization. Fourteen surviving patients were followed for up to six years showing a good response on peripheral blood count and bleeding tendency. Three patients died in connection with the treatment and another eight died within half a year because of the underlying liver disease. The discomfort and complications of fever, pain, pleural effusion, and abscess formation and the possibility to avoid these by repeated partial embolization under antibiotic cover are discussed. The results are compared with reports in the reviewed actual literature and the splenic embolization is given a place among the means of a successful selective symptomatic treatment of partial hypertension.
A Alwmark; S Bengmark; P Gullstrand; B Joelsson; A Lunderquist; T Owman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  196     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-03     Completed Date:  1982-12-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  518-24     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Cell Count
Embolization, Therapeutic* / adverse effects,  methods
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Hypersplenism / etiology,  therapy*
Hypertension, Portal / complications*
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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