The surgical treatment of hereditary spherocytosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Spherocytosis, Hereditary
  • Splenectomy

abstract

  • Splenectomy, with or without biliary operation, has been performed in 20 patients with hereditary spherocytosis. Detailed investigation of the biliary tract before operation is essential because of the high incidence of associated disease. More than half the patients had complicating gallstones. The results in this series support the view that simultaneous splenectomy and correction of the biliary disease can be performed safely and that there is no need to stage the procedures.

publication date

  • December 1974

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 4842575

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 208

end page

  • 10

volume

  • 139

number

  • 2