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idiopathic thrombocitopenic purpura

C A Leo, R Pravisani, S Bidinost, U Baccarani, V Bresadola, A Risaliti, G Terrosu
AIM: Idiopatic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the most common indication for splenectomy. The failure rate of surgery is about 8% and the failure rate after splenectomy is approximately 28% for all patients. When the presence of an accessory spleen is diagnosed, splenectomy is recommended. Laparoscopic approach is considered the first choice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: At our Department, between July and November 2011 two patients underwent laparoscopic accessory splenectomy for recurrence of ITP...
July 2015: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
R Christova, T Lisichkov, T Chernev
The author deals with haematologists' and obstetricians' current views on acquired ATP in children and adults, characterised by a transient, acute or chronic decrease in platelets count (<50.109/l) due to premature destruction by the reticuloendothelial system. The most common questions arising in connection with this disease are: what is autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura; is there any correlation between pregnancy and ATP; what are its symptoms; does pregnancy itself affect the autoimmune disease. If is of utter importance for women with ATP to be aware of the risks these symptoms pose both on the health of the mother and the foetus...
2009: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
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