Development of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia after posttraumatic splenectomy

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In the course of a post-splenectomy follow-up study, 2 out of 102 patients who had been splenectomized after an abdominal trauma were found to have developed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia 5 and 31 years after splenectomy, respectively. The possible association between splenectomy and secondary leukaemia is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1990


  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Secondary leukaemias
  • Splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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