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Splenic Disorders is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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The spleen is an important structure that has an evolutionary role as an organ of hematopoiesis in the fetus and essential roles in the acquisition of protective humoral immunity and red blood cell maintenance. A working knowledge of splenic anatomy and pathophysiology is necessary for the pediatric surgeon who will be called upon to treat splenic disorders arising from anatomic and immunologic disorders as well as red cell membrane abnormalities and hemoglobinopathies. The importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in the care of children with hematologic disorders requiring splenectomy is critical to mitigating the risk of perioperative complication and in optimizing the care of the asplenic patient.

see also Congenital Hemolytic Anemias, Immune Thrombocytopenia, Splenic Anatomic Disorders, Splenic Cysts, and Splenectomy

Content in these topics is referenced in SCORE Splenic Diseases overviewHematologic Diseases: Spherocytosis, Sickle Cell, ITP, HSP overview

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Last updated: August 3, 2018


Skarsgard, Erik D, and Mary L Brandt. "Splenic Disorders." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829054/all/Splenic_Disorders.
Skarsgard ED, Brandt ML. Splenic Disorders. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829054/all/Splenic_Disorders. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Skarsgard, E. D., & Brandt, M. L. (2018). Splenic Disorders. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829054/all/Splenic_Disorders
Skarsgard ED, Brandt ML. Splenic Disorders [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829054/all/Splenic_Disorders.
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