Authors report on a case of repeated pancreatitis causing several characteristic complications and concluded to splenic vein thrombosis, with an enlarged perisplenic vein network. The source of gastrointestinal bleeding is uncommon: originates from the submucous vein of the stomach. Cell saver was used under splenectomy because of great blood loss, and due to hyperimmunization occurred as consequence of massive transfusion. The benefit of cell saver was clearly evident from both point of view.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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