Revista Romana de PEDIATRIE | Volumul LXV, Nr. 2, An 2016
ISSN 1454-0398  |  e-ISSN 2069-6175
ISSN-L 1454-0398

Indexed in / abstracted by

Thomson Reuters Embase
Scopus Cross-ref
Index Copernicus
Ulrichs Ebsco Host
Medline - Ebsco PubMed


Publicarea de articole stiintifice

Stimati cititori, va reamintim ca autorii primi ai articolelor stiintifice pot acumula 80 de credite EMC in urma publicarii. Daca un articol are mai multi autori, cele 80 de credite [...]

Premiul Societatii pentru autori

Incepand cu 2016, Societatea Romana de Pediatrie ofera Premiul Societatii - pentru autorii celor mai bune articole stiintifice publicate [...]

Plagiatul – in actualitate

Tema plagiatului este tot mai mult discutata in ultima vreme. Aparitia unor programe performante de cautare si identificare a similitudinilor intre texte [...]


, , , , , , , and


Thrombocytosis represents a platelet count over 500.000/mm³.
Objective. The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency and gravity of reactive thrombocytosis in pediatric patients who underwent splenectomy.
Material and method. We performed a retrospective study including 20 patients (4-16 years old) who underwent splenectomy between 2006-2015. The inclusion criteria in the study were: patients with the age under 18 years, who underwent splenectomy independently by the cause, and who developed afterwards thrombocytosis.
Results. In the studied group 64% of the splenectomised patients (16) developed a form of thrombocytosis. In 4 cases – severe form (Platelets > 1 million/mm3) and in 7 cases a mild form. There were not noticed any significant differences regarding the gender repartition of the patients (9 were females, and 11 were males). In 13 patients, thrombocytosis disappeared after 30 days, and only in 3 cases, the episode lasted more than 360 days. Thrombotic phenomena were noticed only in one patient from our study group. All the patients benefited from thromboprophylaxis and hydration measures, and 2 cases needed associated treatment with Hydroxyurea.
Conclusions. Our study reveals an increased frequency of thrombocytosis after splenectomy (80%), with a maximum peak of incidence in 2-10 days following the intervention, thrombocytosis being generally benign and self-limited; still one of the cases experienced thrombotic complications and severe thrombocytosis was more frequent after post-traumatic splenectomy.

Keywords: thrombocytosis, splenectomy, child

Full text | PDF

Leave a Reply