Spot Diagnosis

Splenectomy



Question :
This is a known thalassemic . His blood transfusion requirement has gone to getting packed cells once a week. His pretransfuion Hemoglobin continues to remain around 6 gm percent. He also has thrombocytopenia and low WBC count?



How should he be treated?

Discussion :
This child has a massive splenomegaly with pancytopenia and increased blood transfusion requirement. Thus he has hypersplenism and needs to undergo Splenectomy.

Correct Answers : yes  11%

Last Shown : Mar 2010
 
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