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

Updated: Apr 22, 2018
  • 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, [72] a twofold increase in deaths from cardiovascular disease, [73] and an increased rate of pulmonary hypertension [74] .


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