Coronary artery bypass in idiopathic thrombocytopenia without splenectomy.

Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307-5001.
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.45). 12/1989; 48(5):721-2. DOI: 10.1016/0003-4975(89)90804-7
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT A patient with coronary artery disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura underwent coronary artery bypass grafting without splenectomy. Our experience indicates that use of cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura does not invariably mandate splenectomy.

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