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Surgery: Spherocytosis — Splenectomy. Treatment

Surgical treatment spherocytosis is the solution to health problems for many patients. The surgery implies splenectomy, i.e. removal of the spleen, which is the main place of destruction of abnormal red blood cells. The timely surgery leads to the disease-free flow without recurrent hemolytic crises in 90% cases.

Preliminary Examination

The first visit to the clinic involves the case history collection, examination and preparation of the plan of special and general clinical examination. The following tests are usually prescribed:

  • complete blood count and urinalysis;
  • blood chemistry;
  • test for osmotic resistance of red blood cells;
  • cytogenetic analysis;
  • abdominal ultrasound identifies the size of the spleen and availability of extra lobes therein;
  • CT and MRI evaluate the general condition of the patient and complications.

Surgery

Splenectomy is usually indicated for children over 5 years old; the earlier surgery often leads to complications. The indications for surgical treatment are determined by the physician individually, based on the test findings.

On the eve of the intervention, a series of measures according to the preoperative standard is carried out. Vaccines, hormones, and other drugs are administered. Upon severe anemia, the transfusion therapy is indicated. The purpose of preparation is to prevent complications and reduce the rehabilitation period.

The surgery to remove the spleen is performed under general anesthesia by laparotomy. During surgery, the surgeon examines the abdomen for inflammation, excises the spleen and all its extra lobes (if any), as well as provides hemostasis.

The patient stays in the hospital full time for up to 12 days; here he undergoes symptomatic therapy and a full range of nursing services. The cost of required drugs is discussed individually. After receipt of further recommendations on the diet, lifestyle and treatment, the patient is discharged.

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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Orthopedics, Traumatology

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #333981

The Department of Surgery annually performs more than 470 splenectomies in patients with spherocytosis. The qualified splenectomy results in persistent remission of the disease, which can be compared with complete recovery, while the use of innovative equipment provides a good cosmetic result. The experience of the specialists of the department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Staikov in performing such operations accounts for more than 20 years.

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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from38 Votes
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department of of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #382053

The Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in the surgical treatment of abdominal organs: esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, thyroid gland.

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from70 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich
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Department of Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #177581

The Department of Surgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar provides a wide range of treatment of diseases requiring surgical intervention.

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #335837

The Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the St. Vincentius Clinic offers the entire range of relevant services at the highest level. Along with intestinal and thyroid surgeries, the most important areas of the department are minimally invasive (laparoscopic) and oncological surgery.

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from43 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich
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Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #153977

Beside general surgical primary care, the department of general, abdominal, endocrine and minimally invasive surgery has two specific medical emphases: visceral surgery and endocrine surgery. A separate focus of the department is on the surgery of abdominal oncological diseases.

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from11 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich
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Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and Coloproctology

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #145075

The department of general and abdominal surgery, endocrine surgery and coloprotology treats patients with surgical diseases of the organs of the abdominal cavity, the abdominal wall, and treated the anal region and endocrine organs (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands).

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from7 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Abdominal Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #141463

The Department of Abdominal Surgery in Schwabing diagnoses and treats all kinds of diseases of the organs of the abdominal cavity - conservative, interventional and surgical. Here gastroenterologists, hepatologists and visceral surgeons work hand in hand and guarantee the patient an optimal, interdisciplinary care.

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Grevenbroich
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Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #300652

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich specializes in abdominal and vascular surgery, as well as in the treatment of victims of accidents.

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #356508

The Department of General, Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology offers the full range of services in these medical focuses. The department provides high-quality surgical treatment of all abdominal diseases. The surgeons of the department have a huge experience in performing open and laparoscopic interventions.

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from97 Votes
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main
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Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #109147

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment! The department deals with the treatment of all general and abdominal surgical diseases and performs surgery to transplant liv...

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from78 Votes
location_onGermany, Muenster
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Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #139717

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster ranks among large university surgery centers of Germany. The Department specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies (gastrointestinal tract) as well as hormone-producing (endocrine) organs.

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from38 Votes
location_onGermany, Würzburg
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Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #223567

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery (Department of Surgery I) covers the entire spectrum of general and abdominal surgery. There are two specialized Sections of Vascular and Pediatric Surgery. The Department offers the whole range of top-class surgical services.

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from43 Votes
location_onGermany, Hannover
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Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #244837

The Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields.

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Abdominal Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #362382

The Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Abdominal Surgery offers the full spectrum of surgical treatment of all internal diseases. One of the main focuses of the department is the treatment of cancer.

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from23 Votes
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of General Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #330125

The Department of General Surgery at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center treats patients requiring both emergent and planned surgery. The Department leads Israel in a broad range of surgical procedures and shows outstanding success rates.

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from82 Votes
location_onGermany, Cologne
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Department of General, Abdominal and Tumor Surgery

Splenectomy in spherocytosis #76659

The Department of General, Abdominal and Tumor Surgery deals with the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases. The focus is on surgery to treat  cancer of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreatic and thyroid cancer.




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