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Hereditary spherocytosis; new guidelines
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    Indications for surgery in hereditary spherocytosis

    Dear Editor,

    In the excellent review of hereditary spherocytosis (HS) by Bolton- Maggs [1], I was particularly interested to read the advice regarding surgery. There is general agreement on the following points:

    i) cholecystectomy is indicated for patients with symptomatic gallstones and for those with asymptomatic stones who are undergoing splenectomy for haematological reasons (since the gallstones will...

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