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Splenectomy in early chronic myeloid leukemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  299444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report their experience with 25 patients suffering from C.M.L. who underwent splenectomy in an early phase of the disease. There were no operative deaths; seven patients had postoperative complications, three of which required re-operation for intra-abdominal hemorrhage. The follow-up is still too short to permit definite conclusions, but the results so far obtained suggest that splenectomy is useful in reducing leukemic tissue, improving the quality of life, and potentially efficacious in delaying the onset of blastic transformation.
G Castrini; G Pappalardo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1979 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-14     Completed Date:  1982-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hemorrhage / prevention & control
Leukemia, Myeloid / therapy*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Time Factors

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