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Partial splenic embolisation and improvement of hypersplenism before liver transplantation.
  1. C Villaizán Pérez,
  2. J Román Pérez,
  3. J I Bilbao Jaureguízar,
  4. L Sierrasesúmaga Ariznavarreta,
  5. I Villa-Elízaga
  1. 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.

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