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Eur J Pediatr. 1999 Aug;158(8):628-30.

Portal vein thrombosis after splenectomy for hereditary stomatocytosis in childhood.

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Unité d'Onco-Hematologie Pediatrique, Hopital des Enfants, Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire de Bordeaux, France. yves.perel@chu-aquitaine.fr

Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis is a rare but potentially lethal complication in children requiring splenectomy. We report on a 15-year-old boy with a dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis, who underwent splenectomy and presented a postoperative partial portal vein thrombosis. With prompt heparin therapy, neither propagation of the thrombus nor further cavernous transformation in the following occurred 6 years.

CONCLUSION:

Recent data suggest that hereditary stomatocytosis carries a high risk of thrombotic complications, especially after splenectomy. This procedure, the benefit of which is limited in this condition, should therefore be strongly avoided.

PMID:
10445340
DOI:
10.1007/s004310051165
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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