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

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

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.28, no.2, pp.135-138, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjh.2011.30
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-138
  • Keywords: Critical care medicine, therapeutic embolization, hemolytic anemia, THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA, SPLENECTOMY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


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)