Red cell membrane protein deficiencies in Mexican patients with hereditary spherocytosis. Blood Cells Mol Dis ; 31 3 : Additional erythrocytic and reticulocytic parameters helpful for diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis: results of a multicentre study. Ann Hematol ; 90 7 :

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Introduction: In the last century, with the advancement of the diagnostic procedures, hematologic disorders in pediatric age group have been increased dramatically. In parallel with this increase, splenectomy procedures have also been popularized with different techniques and surgical outcomes.

Laparoscopic splenectomy LS in the pediatric age group is generally accepted as a technically demanding procedure, which needs experience. The purpose of this study is to present the long-term follow-up results of a case series of children who underwent LS for a variety of hematologic disorders, evaluate possible complications and outcomes.

Population and methods: All patients who were admitted to the clinic and who were scheduled for LS from to were considered for this study. The study parameters were grouped in four categories including socio-demographic data, preoperative evaluation, clinical follow-up and complications.

Results: There were 24 male The median age and body weight for the study group was 12 years and 35 kg. Most common indications for LS were thalassemia 13; The mean time for LS surgeries was found as 80 minutes. The mean time for hospital stay was 5 days.

Mean follow-up period was 6. There was no long-term complication. Conclusions: LS is a powerful tool in the hands of an experienced surgeon. It's a safe and effective procedure in children with hematologic disorders resulting in shorter length of stay and lower complication rates.

No se observaron complicaciones a largo plazo. Conclusiones: La EL es una herramienta poderosa en las manos de cirujanos experimentados.

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Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Pediatric Age: Long-Term Follow-Up

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Publication date Print : April Hereditary spherocytosis must always be suspected in children with anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, splenomegaly or cholelithiasis, in the asymptomatic individual with an affected relative, and in the neonate with hyperbilirubinemia with no blood group incompatibility; its early detection is key to avoid kernicterus. Follow-up of these patients is based on periodical control and supply of information on the adequate management of hemolytic or aplastic crisis, and early detection of cholelithiasis. The decision to perform splenectomy is usually associated with quality of life rather than life-threatening risk, and it should result from a consensus between patient, parents and physicians.


Esferocitosis Hereditaria: presentación y evolución en un lactante menor. Reporte de un caso.

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