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Sickle Cell Disease (Adults)

Management of Acute Splenic Sequestration Crisis

Extreme acute anemia in an adult sickle cell disease patient: look at the spleen.

de Prost N, Bartolucci P, Boroli F, Moroch J, Galactéros F, Brun-Buisson C, Thille AW.

Source‎: Intensive Care Med 2012;38(2):337-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22120771

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00134-011-2429-4

Concomitant intraoperative splenic artery embolization and laparoscopic splenectomy versus laparoscopic splenectomy: comparison of treatment outcome.

Naoum JJ, Silberfein EJ, Zhou W, Sweeney JF, Albo D, Brunicardi FC, Kougias P, El Sayed HF, Lin PH.

Source‎: Am J Surg 2007;193(6):713-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17512282

Laparoscopic splenectomy for hematological disorders. Our experience in adult and pediatric patients.

Caprotti R, Porta G, Franciosi C, Codecasa G, Romano F, Musco F, Uggeri F.

Source‎: Int Surg 1998;83(4):303-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10096747

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