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 the complications of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Chronic sinusitis may require endoscopic sinus surgery. Severe autoimmune thrombocytopenia or hemolytic anemia can be treated with splenectomy. Biopsy should be considered to exclude infection or malignancy in enlarging lymph nodes.


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