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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 266-269

Anaesthetic management of beta thalassemia major with hypersplenism for splenectomy in pediatric age group: Report of four cases


Department of Anaesthesiology, KIMS, Hubli, Karnataka, India

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B Jyothi
Department of Anaesthesiology, KIMS, Hubli, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0259-1162.156362

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Beta thalassemia is the most common cause of hemolytic anemia in India. Hereby we are reporting four cases of beta thalassemia major aged between 5 and 10 years posted for splenectomy over a period of 2 months. These patients were on repeated blood transfusions since the day of diagnosis, and two patients had a history of cardiac failure. In addition to emphasizing the anesthetic challenges, the purpose of reporting such cases is to raise the awareness of the disease and prevention of the same by aggressive screening and prenatal diagnosis.


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