What are the ASH recommendations for splenectomy to treat immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adults?

Updated: Apr 22, 2018
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

ASH recommends the following:

  • For medically suitable patients, laparoscopic and open offer similar efficacy
  • Further treatment is not indicated in asymptomatic patients who have platelet counts >30 × 10 9/L after splenectomy

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