Matthias W. Wichmann, Timothy K. McCullough

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Splenic function is pivotal to host immunity. The spleen is often affected by blunt abdominal trauma, and general surgical input is required for management of these patients. Multiple hematological and hepatobiliary disorders affect the spleen, and surgical input may be required to discuss elective splenectomy. Asplenic patients can present with fulminant sepsis, a condition that requires immediate identification and aggressive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroenterology For General Surgeons
EditorsMatthias W. Wichmann, Timothy K. McCullough, Ian C. Roberts-Thomson, Guy J. Maddern
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92768-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92767-1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Asplenic patients
  • Elective splenectomy
  • Immune function
  • Postsplenectomy sepsis
  • Spleen
  • Splenic function
  • Vaccination


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  • Gastroenterology For General Surgeons

    Wichmann, M. W. (ed.), McCullough, T. K. (ed.), Roberts-Thomson, I. C. (ed.) & Maddern, G. J. (ed.), Aug 2019, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 321 p.

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