ISSN: 1300-7777 E-ISSN: 1308-5263
Thrombosis After Splenectomy in Patients with Thalassemia [Turk J Hematol]
Turk J Hematol. 2001; 18(4): 259-263

Thrombosis After Splenectomy in Patients with Thalassemia

Duran Canatan1, Muzaffer Zorlu2, Neval Bayır2, Can Ertürk3, Ajlan Dorak4, Nurgül Oğuz1, Nihal Balta1, Rüyal Coşan1, Cavidan Karadoğan1
1Thalassemia Center, Antalya State Hospital, Turkey
2Departments Of Radiodiagnostic, Antalya State Hospital, Turkey
3Pediatric Surgery, Antalya State Hospital, Turkey
4General Surgery, Antalya State Hospital, Turkey
5Endocrinology, Antalya State Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

Thrombosis is one of the most important complications after splenectomy and requires fast diagnosis, effective therapy and good follow-up. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of thrombocytosis and natural inhibitors on thrombosis after splenectomy. We detected thrombosis in the portal vein system in 7 of the 30 splenectomized patients (23.3%) by Doppler Colour Flow Imaging. There was no statistical increase of thrombocyte count in patients with or without thrombosis. Natural inhibitor levels in all patients were lower than controls (p< 0.001), but there was not any statistical difference between the patients with and without thrombosis.

Keywords: Thalassemia, Splenectomy, Thrombosis, Thrombocytosis, Natural inhibitors.


Duran Canatan, Muzaffer Zorlu, Neval Bayır, Can Ertürk, Ajlan Dorak, Nurgül Oğuz, Nihal Balta, Rüyal Coşan, Cavidan Karadoğan. Thrombosis After Splenectomy in Patients with Thalassemia. Turk J Hematol. 2001; 18(4): 259-263

Corresponding Author: Duran Canatan, Türkiye


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