POST SPLENECTOMY OUTCOMES OF B-THALASSEMIA MAJOR; A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE

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Abstract

ABSTRACT
About 5000-9000 babies with B-Thalassemia major are born in Pakistan every year, signifying a major health care burden.
And further-on when these patient become symptomatic, the mainstay treatment is blood transfusions, Iron Chelation
therapy and Splenectomy as a last resort. Most of these patients are referred to a tertiary care center for splenectomy.
Our aim of this study was to share our one-year experience of splenectomy cases referred to us, the base line status
of these patients, the operative methods, post-op complications and follow-up.

Authors: 
Muhammad Alam1
Sarwat Noreen1
Sohaib Ali
Zahid Aman
Touseef Ullah
Abu Bakar Saddique

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