Splenectomy combined with cesarean section in a patient with severe immunological thrombocytopenic purpura refractory to medical therapy


Sendag F. , Kazandi M. , Terek M. C.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.27, no.2, pp.85-88, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2001.tb01226.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-88

Abstract

Splenectomy as a treatment for severe immunological thrombocytopenic purpura is rarely performed in the third trimester of pregnancy. We report a 28-year-old patient who presented at the 34th gestational week with severe immunological thrombocytopenic purpura resistant to both corticosteroid and intravenous immunoglobulin therapies. Splenectomy combined with delivery by cesarean section provided remission of the disease.