ALBERT E. STOCK, M.D.
Recent articles have emphasized a clinical syndrome of splenic infarction associated with high altitude flying and sicklemia.1, 2, 3 These articles have recorded several Negro patients suffering from a syndrome previously thought to be rare. The military and economic implications of Negroes flying at high altitudes in unpressurized cabins have been discussed elsewhere. The question of splenectomy as the treatment of choice remains unanswered.
It is the purpose of this paper to report one additional patient with sickle cell trait and a small splenic infarct in which conservative therapy was successful.
A 22 year old Negro male corporal
STOCK AE. SPLENIC INFARCTION ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH ALTITUDE FLYING AND SICKLE CELL TRAIT1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:554–556. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-3-554
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(3):554-556.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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