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Partial Splenic Embolization as a Bridge to Total Knee Replacement for a Patient with Severe Thrombocytopenia due to Cirrhosis and Splenic Sequestration.
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PMID:  23304579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Medical splenectomy by embolization was originally used to attenuate bleeding from varices in a man with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Despite the procedure being described over 40 years ago with remarkable improvement in its safety profile and clinical outcomes since, it is still used with variable frequency because of concerns that the risk is high and the results are transient. We present the case of an elderly woman with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and splenic sequestration who completed partial splenic embolization (PSE) with a durable hematologic response that served as a bridge which allowed her to have orthopedic surgery. A discussion with literature review follows.
Authors:
Adrianne Netterville; Ronald Lands
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in hematology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6579     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Hematol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-10     Completed Date:  2013-01-11     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576456     Medline TA:  Case Rep Hematol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317807     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee, 1924 Alcoa Hwy U-114, Knoxville, TN 37924, USA.
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