What is the role of surgery in the treatment of transfusion-induced iron overload?

Updated: May 07, 2021
  • Author: Geneva E Guarin, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Liver and cardiac transplantation should be considered for appropriate patients with end-stage disease. Combined liver-heart transplants have been carried out successfully in thalassemia patients. [116]


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