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Laparoscopic splenectomy in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10522542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A laparoscopic splenectomy during pregnancy is described in this case report. The operation took place at 18 weeks' gestation for life-threatening thrombocytopaenia secondary to antiphospholipid syndrome that had failed to respond to medical therapy. The patient made a full and rapid recovery and was delivered of a healthy baby girl at term.
R H Hardwick; R R Slade; P A Smith; M H Thompson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1092-6429     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-15     Completed Date:  1999-11-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706293     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / surgery*
Thrombocytopenia / etiology,  surgery*

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