Splenic artery embolization: An alternative approach in a critically ill patient with autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Tannover M. D. , PEYNİRCİOĞLU B. , Arsava B. E. , Iskit A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, cilt.28, sa.2, ss.135-138, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjh.2011.30
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.135-138


Assessment of general health status and hematological parameters usually precedes the use of invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critically ill patients. Angiography can be effective and safe as a substitute for major surgical procedures, or as a bridging therapy in such cases. We present a critically ill patient with hemolytic anemia that underwent splenic artery embolization as a bridging therapy. We aimed to emphasize that minimally invasive approaches and multidisciplinary care can be utilized in the treatment of critically ill patients with accompanying hematological disease. (Turk J Hematol 2011; 28: 135-8)