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Elective Splenectomy for Hematologic Diseases

Elective Splenectomy for Hematologic Diseases Research Original Investigation Morbidity and Mortality Following Elective Splenectomy Invited Commentary Can We Predict Complications? Juan I. Arcelus, MD, PhD Splenectomy remains a common procedure for the manage- Bagrodia et al. Bagrodia and colleagues found a significantly ment of certain benign and malignant hematologic diseases. higher rate of complications in patients with malignant dis- Laparoscopic splenectomy is associated with better out- ease, but the operative approach was not a predictor of mor- comes than open splenectomy and has become the standard bidity or mortality. In contrast, Musallam et al, also using 1-3 approach for these conditions. data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgi- In this issue of JAMA Surgery, Bagrodia and colleagues cal Quality Improvement Program, reported that laparo- report their use of the American College of Surgeons National scopic splenectomy was associated with better outcomes Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to evaluate than open splenectomy, irrespective of the indication for clinical and pathologic vari- splenectomy. ables associated with 30-day Bagrodia and coworkers do not provide information on morbidity and mortality af- the influence of other factors such as spleen weight or sur- Related article page 1022 ter elective splenectomy for geon experience. Additional limitations of their http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Elective Splenectomy for Hematologic Diseases

JAMA Surgery , Volume 149 (10) – Oct 1, 2014

Elective Splenectomy for Hematologic Diseases

Abstract

Research Original Investigation Morbidity and Mortality Following Elective Splenectomy Invited Commentary Can We Predict Complications? Juan I. Arcelus, MD, PhD Splenectomy remains a common procedure for the manage- Bagrodia et al. Bagrodia and colleagues found a significantly ment of certain benign and malignant hematologic diseases. higher rate of complications in patients with malignant dis- Laparoscopic splenectomy is associated with better out- ease, but the operative approach was not a...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6254
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2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2014.310
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25142711
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Abstract

Research Original Investigation Morbidity and Mortality Following Elective Splenectomy Invited Commentary Can We Predict Complications? Juan I. Arcelus, MD, PhD Splenectomy remains a common procedure for the manage- Bagrodia et al. Bagrodia and colleagues found a significantly ment of certain benign and malignant hematologic diseases. higher rate of complications in patients with malignant dis- Laparoscopic splenectomy is associated with better out- ease, but the operative approach was not a predictor of mor- comes than open splenectomy and has become the standard bidity or mortality. In contrast, Musallam et al, also using 1-3 approach for these conditions. data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgi- In this issue of JAMA Surgery, Bagrodia and colleagues cal Quality Improvement Program, reported that laparo- report their use of the American College of Surgeons National scopic splenectomy was associated with better outcomes Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to evaluate than open splenectomy, irrespective of the indication for clinical and pathologic vari- splenectomy. ables associated with 30-day Bagrodia and coworkers do not provide information on morbidity and mortality af- the influence of other factors such as spleen weight or sur- Related article page 1022 ter elective splenectomy for geon experience. Additional limitations of their

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JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 2014

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