What is the role of surgery in the treatment of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Surgery is required to treat complications of CVID, such as the following:

  • Chronic sinusitis - May require endoscopic sinus surgery

  • Severe autoimmune thrombocytopenia or hemolytic anemia - Can be treated with splenectomy

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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