We compared changes in haematological and immunological parameters of patients with splenectomy (n=24), splenectomy plus spleen autotransplantation (n=12) and healthy controls (n=23). In the autotransplantation group pieces of the removed spleen were placed into the omentum with good visible circulation. Significant alterations in the hematological status and in some immunological parameters were observed in both groups of patients who were operated on compared to those in the control group. There was no difference, however, between the results of the two groups of operated patients. Therefore, we emphasize the importance of vaccination in patients with spleen autotransplantation in order to prevent potential sepsis. In addition, we recommend the possible further use of spleen autotransplantation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comparative hematologic and immunologic studies of patients with splenectomy and spleen autotransplantation|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
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