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Can I go for a spleen surgery as I have a chronic ITP ?

hii m 11 yr old grl nd i hav chronic itp,,,m also takng ivig 1 time,inti-d 6 monts,heavy stariod,now giv me r opinion wt i do,,can i operate it nd remove my spleen??
Asked On : Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,, In recent times, treament of ITP has shifted mainly to Steroid therapy and other medicines class like ivIG, Immunosuppressants. Surgery for removal of spleen (splenectomy) is avoided as the ITP patients have high chance of bleeding during the surgery, that makes the situation more critical. Moreover, surgery is NOT a 100% cure, it gives a durable period of remission in 60 to 65% patients.
Hope your find this reply useful. Take care
Answered: Thu, 22 Dec 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
mostly children cure without treatment.
Some times physician gives steroid or iv immuno globulin.
I do not think doctor suggests splenectomy.
Take hematologist opinion.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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