What is the role of splenectomy in the treatment of aplastic anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Splenectomy may provide sufficient improvement for patients with hypoplastic, but not totally aplastic, marrow so that transfusion is not necessary and platelet and granulocyte counts increase to less dangerous levels. (See Splenectomy.)


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