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Management of a Case of Hypersplenism for Therapeutic Splenectomy: Anesthesia Challenges

Fatema K Mujpurwala, Pallavi A Kharat, Naina Dalvi, Jayesh Bawa, Geeta Ghag, Vipul Nandu

Keywords : Anesthesia challenges, Hypersplenism, Splenectomy, Thrombocytopenia

Citation Information : Mujpurwala FK, Kharat PA, Dalvi N, Bawa J, Ghag G, Nandu V. Management of a Case of Hypersplenism for Therapeutic Splenectomy: Anesthesia Challenges. Res Inno Anesth 2021; 6 (2):54-56.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0112

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Hypersplenism is a clinical disorder characterized by splenic enlargement and overactivity adversely affecting a patient's hematological profile.1 Splenectomy is associated with numerous intraoperative and postoperative challenges to an anesthesiologist. A 60-year-old woman presented with pain in the abdomen and fever with physical findings of pallor, icteric sclera, and splenomegaly. She was planned for therapeutic splenectomy under general anesthesia. We present a case report of a successfully managed case of hypersplenism for splenectomy.

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