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Arch Dis Child. 2003 Feb;88(2):143-6.

Partial splenectomy in cystic fibrosis patients with hypersplenism.

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Respiratory and Allergic Disease Division, Paediatric Department, University of Graz, Austria.

Abstract

We report three cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with hypersplenism who underwent partial splenectomy. The postoperative course was uneventful in two patients; one patient developed a complication necessitating resection of the rest of the spleen. Haematological parameters improved and oesophageal varices regressed in all patients. On follow up, one patient showed a normal spleen, the other a normally functioning accessory spleen; the third patient again developed splenomegaly with hypersplenism. Partial splenectomy is a promising therapeutic option for CF patients with hypersplenism.

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