Complications associated with splenectomy in thalassemia

  • Farogh Zahra
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Muhammad Aslam
  • Qaim Deen
  • Javeria Mannan


Aims and Objectives: The study aims at investigating the complications associated with splenectomy in thalassemic patients Study Design: It was a prospective clinical study. Materials and Method: Sixty Splenectomies were preformed electively after pre-operative preparation in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore during the year Jan 2003 to Sep 2005. Results: Complications were categorized into per-operative, early post-operative and late complications. The frequency of per-operative complications was 3%, early post-operative complications were 10% and late complications were 1.6%. Interpretation and Conclusion: The rate of complications has decreased markedly as the patients are well prepared and improved post operative carp has also reduced the post-operative complications. With good perioperative management, splenectomy in children with massive splenomegaly is both safe and effective.
How to Cite
ZAHRA, Farogh et al. Complications associated with splenectomy in thalassemia. Annals of King Edward Medical University, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 4, apr. 2016. ISSN 2079-0694. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2018. doi:


Prospective Study. Longitudinal Studies. Thalassemia. Research Design. Splenectomy. Biomedical Research. Retrospective Studies. Follow-Up Studies. Cohort Studies. Patients.

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