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Open Splenectomy in Jamaican Children with Sickle Cell Disease

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37–41
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One-hundred and ten splenectomies performed on children with sickle cell disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies are reviewed. There was low morbidity and no mortality. Open splenectomy remains the gold standard for patients with sickle cell disease requiring splenectomy.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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