Laparoscopic splenectomy for hereditary spherocytosis. A case series and review of the literature.

Authors:
Florin Zaharie
Florin Zaharie
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania
Mihai Stefan Muresan
Mihai Stefan Muresan
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy;Dept. of Surgical and Gynecological Oncology
Ciprian Tomuleasa
Ciprian Tomuleasa
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania
Gheorghe Popa
Gheorghe Popa
University Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Romania

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:569-571

Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is a common inherited hemolytic anemia caused by a defective erythrocyte cellular membrane. Irrespective of type of surgery performed, several case reports comparing the two type of procedures, have not proven any significant difference between serum bilirubin, serum hemoglobin, red blood cells' and platelets' count, in the followup period at 6 and 12 months respectively, even if platelet count has maintained high for the first 6 months postoperatively, justifying an oral antiplatelet therapy for this time interval. In the present work, we present the use of LS as the treatment of choice for HS as a case series, with all the characteristics. KEY WORDS: Hereditary Spherocytosis, Laparoscopic Splenectomy.

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January 2018
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