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Heterotopic splenic autotransplantation in a neonate with splenic rupture, leading to normal splenic function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8938349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Loss of the spleen in infants and young children frequently results in overwhelming infection. To preserve splenic function, heterotopic splenic autotransplantation after splenectomy was performed on a newborn in whom the spleen was traumatized beyond repair because of birth trauma. Postoperatively, the percentage of pitted red blood cells that accurately reflects splenic reticuloendothelial function was normal. Splenic scintigrams obtained 3 weeks after the operation showed uptake by the reimplanted tissue. The otherwise mandatory long-term antibiotic prophylaxis could be reduced to 3 weeks in the newborn. At 7 years of age, the patient has not shown any increased susceptibility to infections.
A Yamataka; T Fujiwara; T Tsuchioka; Y Kurosu; M Sunagawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-13     Completed Date:  1997-01-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Birth Injuries / surgery*
Erythrocyte Count
Infant, Newborn
Spleen / transplantation*
Splenic Rupture / surgery*
Transplantation, Autologous / methods*

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