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  • Condition: Hypersplenism Secondary to Portal Hypertension
  • Journal: BMC gastroenterology
  • Treatment Used: Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Number of Patients: 6
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The study researched the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic splenectomy for hypersplenism secondary to portal hypertension after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.
  • Condition: Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Hypersplenism
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Splenectomy before Hepatectomy
  • Number of Patients: 266
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The study researched the outcomes of splenectomy before hepatectomy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and hypersplenism.
  • Condition: Kala-azar
  • Journal: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
  • Treatment Used: Splenectomy
  • Number of Patients: 0
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In this study, researchers sought to determine the best treatment for kala-azar, a parasite-based condition in hot, developing countries.
  • Condition: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Malaria
  • Journal: Malaria journal
  • Treatment Used: Long-Term Anti-Malarial Prophylaxis
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a 17 year-old Tanzanian male with sickle cell disease (SCD) diagnosed with malaria treated with hydroxyurea; and anti-malarial-prophylaxis with proguanil.
  • Condition: Extrahepatic Portal Hypertension
  • Journal: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
  • Treatment Used: Distal Splenorenal Shunt (DSRS)
  • Number of Patients: 9
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using DSRS to treat children aged 6 to 16 years with extrahepatic portal hypertension.
  • Condition: Portal Hypertension in Decompensated Cirrhosis
  • Journal: Canadian journal of gastroenterology & hepatology
  • Treatment Used: Modified Hassab's Surgery Versus Sugiura Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 172
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In this study, researchers compared the effectiveness of modified Hassab's surgery versus Sugiura surgery for the treatment of portal hypertension.
  • Condition: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Complicated with Cirrhosis and Hypersplenism
  • Journal: Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy
  • Treatment Used: Simultaneous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Combined with Laparoscopic Splenectomy (Lap-Sp)
  • Number of Patients: 42
  • Published —
This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of simultaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with laparoscopic splenectomy (Lap-Sp) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer; HCC) complicated with cirrhosis and hypersplenism.
  • Condition: Children with Niemann-Pick Disease Type B
  • Journal: Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
  • Treatment Used: Liver Transplantation
  • Number of Patients: 1512
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes of liver transplantation in children with Niemann-Pick disease type B.
  • Condition: Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Portal Hypertension
  • Journal: Journal of surgical oncology
  • Treatment Used: Synchronous Hepatectomy And Splenectomy vs. Hepatectomy
  • Number of Patients: 1445
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This review of the literature evaluated the safety, feasibility, and effectiveness of synchronous hepatectomy and splenectomy (removal of liver and spleen) versus hepatectomy alone in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) and portal hypertension (high blood pressure in the liver system).
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