Partial splenic embolisation and improvement of hypersplenism before liver transplantation
Villaizán Pérez C, Román Pérez J, Bilbao Jaureguízar JI, Sierrasesúmaga Ariznavarreta L, Villa-Elízaga I.
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
A case of partial splenic embolisation (PSE) that was performed in a girl with severe leucothrombocytopenia due to hypersplenism is described.
Treatment with PSE is a safe and effective alternative to splenectomy that prevents clinical complications due to haematological disorders and improves hypersplenism before liver transplantation.
CITATION Arch Dis Child. 1995 Mar;72(3):243-4