Partial splenectomy followed by total splenectomy in thalassemia

Authors

  • Abu Saleh Md. Oli Ullah Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Bhupal Chandra Barman Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md. Ruhul Amin Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i3.33521

Keywords:

Splenectopmy, Thalassemia

Abstract

Total splenectomy is the usual operative practice for children with thalassemia requiring splenectomy. But wherever possible, the surgical community should carefully consider partial splenectomy as an alternative treatment option that may offer few important benefits to the patient with the same indication. Here, we are reporting a case where a thalassemic boy enjoyed six years free from overwhelming post-splenectomy infection after partial splenectomy without any vaccination or prophylactic antibiotic before eventual total splenectomy. So, partial splenectopmy may be considered as a preferable initial treatment option for the thalassemic patient with splenomegally requiring splenectomy.

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Published

2017-09-04

How to Cite

Oli Ullah, A. S. M., Barman, B. C., & Amin, M. R. (2017). Partial splenectomy followed by total splenectomy in thalassemia. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 10(3), 173–174. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i3.33521

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Case Reports