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This study is based on the observation of 254 cases of diseases of the spleen, primary or secondary.
The author is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Rome, and the statistics are based on the cases operated upon in the hospital of that school.
Following a brief discussion of the pathologic physiology of the spleen, the author discusses the absolute and secondary indications for splenectomy, giving a short description of each condition.
In connection with the diagnostic procedure, the technic of the "splenoportography" is discussed: According to this method an opaque medium (Joduron, an iodine compound) is injected
Orientamenti Diagnostici e Terapeutici Attuali Nella Chirurgia della Milza (Present Diagnostic and Therapeutic Orientation in the Surgery of the Spleen).. Ann Intern Med. ;43:639–640. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-3-639
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(3):639-640.
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