Partial splenic embolization in beta-thalassemia major - A case report


Meral A., Sevinir B., Sadikoglu Y., Nacarkucuk E., Gunay U.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.42, no.1, pp.76-79, 2000 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-79

Abstract

Partial splenic arterial embolization was performed in a thalassemic child for hypersplenism manifested by splenomegaly, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and anemia requiring frequent erythrocyte transfusion, During a follow-up period of 11 months, his hematological parameters improved significantly and the spleen size decreased. Partial splenic embolization could be an alternative therapy to surgical splenectomy for thalassemic children with hypersplenism.