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Extensive Thrombosis of the Portal Venous System Postsplenectomy for a Patient with Thalassemia Intermedia

Authors: Hassanain H. Al-Charrakh --- Adel S. Al-Aqabi
Journal: Iraq Joural of Hematology المجلة العراقية لامراض الدم ISSN: 20728069/25432702 Year: 2014 Volume: 3 Issue: 2 Pages: 132-139
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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Portal vein thrombosis is a life threatening complication after splenectomy especially forthalassemia and myelofibrosis and require a high index of suspicion to establish an earlydiagnosis. Prompt anticoagulation should be initiated once the diagnosis is established toprevent potentially fatal complications such as bowel infarction or later portal hypertension.In this case report, we describe a patient with thalassemia intermedia who undergosplenectomy for massive splenomegaly and developed acute portal vein thrombosis.Anticoagulation started but another CT abdomen done 2 months later showed no change inthrombosis in addition , the patient escaped follow up.

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Case report: Pleural Effusion as A Manifestation of Extramedullary Blastic Crisis in A Patient with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Authors: Adel S. Al-Aqabi --- Farah A. Hussein --- Hassanain H .Hassan --- Mustafa N.Abd-Ali
Journal: Iraq Joural of Hematology المجلة العراقية لامراض الدم ISSN: 20728069/25432702 Year: 2013 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 42-47
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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