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Partial splenic embolization in the treatment of hypersplenism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  107745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transcatheter embolization of the spleen has been associated with serious complications, such as splenic abscess, rupture of the spleen, pneumonia, and septicemia. These complications, with their grave consequences, have prevented the use of this procedure as an alternative to operative splenectomy in selected cases. A detailed description of our method, which consists of partial splenic embolization, antibiotic prophylaxis, adequate pain control, and careful pre- and postembolization, is reported. Thirteen patients with hypersplenism were successfully treated with transcatheter partial embolization of their spleen.
D G Spigos; O Jonasson; M Mozes; V Capek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1979 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-29     Completed Date:  1979-06-29     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Hypersplenism / radionuclide imaging,  therapy*
Meperidine / therapeutic use
Technetium / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
57-42-1/Meperidine; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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