Indications for Splenectomy
In the new millennium, indications for splenectomy have expanded. Proper patient selection based on an understanding of the biology of each individual's disease is essential for a favorable outcome. We review the most common diseases for which surgeons may be called on to perform splenectomy and while highlighting potential pitfalls and caveats.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: From the Department of Surgery, New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
Publication date: July 1, 2006
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