DONALD M. HAYES, M.D.; CHARLES L. SPURR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LUCILLE W. HUTAFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES A. SHEETS, M.D.
Postsplenectomy thrombocytosis is a complication of splenectomy about which there is little published information. Our purpose is to review the literature concerning this problem, to present data from 3 cases encountered within the past 2 years, and to discuss how these data indicate that this entity should be better known.
In 1923, Rosenthal (1) pointed out that there were 2 groups into which patients with "Banti's disease" could be divided. One is the thrombocytopenic group in whom platelets are diminished before splenectomy, followed by a transient rise and then a fall to normal values following splenectomy. The second group he
HAYES DM, SPURR CL, HUTAFF LW, SHEETS JA. Postsplenectomy Thrombocytosis. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:259–267. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-259
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):259-267.
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