ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Arterial and venous thrombosis due to primary thrombocytosis after splenectomy
Okay Güven Karaca1, Mehmet Taşar2, Mehmet Kalender1, Ata Niyazi Ecevit1, Mine Tavlı Yılmaz1
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tire State Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.9541
Patients with myeloproliferative disorders such as primary thrombocytosis are prone to vascular thrombotic events. Splenectomy is also a risk factor for thrombocytosis. Such significant thrombosis may cause serious extremity or cardiac problems. It is beneficial to use prophylactic platelet anti-aggregating medication such as aspirin, cytoreductive agents such as hydroxyurea or anticoagulation with close monitoring in these patients that have additional risk factors. In this article, we present a case for whom medical therapy was more important and life-saving than surgery for peripheral vascular thrombosis after splenectomy operation.
Keywords : Myeloproliferative disorder; peripheral arterial disease; splenectomy
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