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Incidental splenectomy: early and late postoperative complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  464234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 542 splenectomies performed from 1964 to 1977, 242 were incidental to gastrointestinal surgery. The highest rate of complications was observed in these patients as opposed to those who underwent splenectomy for trauma or Hodgkin's disease. Eighteen laboratory studies did not show significant changes 1.5 to 10 years postoperatively in 96 patients. Ninety-three patients questioned because of late symptoms had the highest rate of complaints after incidental splenectomy.
P Klaue; P Eckert; E Kern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-25     Completed Date:  1979-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Cell Count
Blood Platelets
Hodgkin Disease / surgery
Neoplasms / surgery
Pleural Effusion / etiology
Pneumonia / etiology
Postoperative Complications*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology
Spleen / injuries
Subphrenic Abscess / etiology
Wound Healing

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