Anaesthetic implications of laparoscopic splenectomy in patients with sickle cell anaemia.
AffiliationOur Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12. email@example.com
MeSHAnemia, Sickle Cell/*complications
Blood Transfusion/statistics & numerical data
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CitationIr Med J. 2010 Apr;103(4):121-2.
JournalIrish medical journal
AbstractWith the increasing immigrant population in the Republic of Ireland, the number of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) seen in the paediatric hospitals is climbing. In this case report, we review the anaesthetic implications and outcome of the first two paediatric patients with SCD to have a laparoscopic splenectomy due to repeated splenic infarcts in the Republic of Ireland.