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Partial splenectomy in cystic fibrosis patients with hypersplenism
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  • Published on:
    On partial splenectomy in cystic fibrosis liver disease with portal hypertension

    Dear Editor

    In 1993, we published the results of our first cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who had complications of liver disease and portal hypertension (PHT), and had been operated on by partial splenectomy (PS). We also presented the results of 11 patients at the Jerusalem CF meeting in 1996. Since 1982, we have operated on and followed up on 21 patients (aged 8 to 22 years). All patients had a large spleen measurin...

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    Letter to the editor (Commenting on a commentary ...)
    • Maximilian S. Zach, Professor of Paediatrics
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gabriela H. Thalhammer, Ernst Eber, and Maximilian S. Zach

    Dear Editor

    Our recently published article on partial splenectomy in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with hypersplenism [1] appeared with a commentary by colleagues from the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.[2] While we appreciate the attention that our article received, we also believe that we have to comment on some of the statements in this commentary.

    The authors of this commentary rightfully point out that...

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