After splenectomy for traumatic spleen rupture, 97 patients were followed up 2-18 years later. None had suffered from the OPSI syndrome. In 53% of the splenectomized patients, Howell-Jolly bodies and statistically significant monocytosis were detected. Sintigraphically proven peritoneal splenosis was present in 75% of the patients; however, no specific filtration was demonstrated by dynamic scintigraphy. Of the patients without splenosis who were followed up, 15 had a significant reduction of the killing activity of neutrophile granulocytes, as well as decreased numbers of T-helper cells. The T4/T8 ratio was 1:0.
|Translated title of the contribution||Immunologic changes following splenectomy for traumatic splenic rupture|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie|
|State||Published - Dec 1986|
- Immunological changes
- Traumatic splenic rupture
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