What are possible complications of splenectomy in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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In addition, splenectomy has been associated in adults with an increased incidence of venous and arterial thrombosis, [74] a twofold increase in deaths from cardiovascular disease, [75] and an increased rate of pulmonary hypertension [76] .


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