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An audit of splenectomies in a teaching hospital in North India. Are postsplenectomy guidelines being complied with?
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    Dear Editor

    The fear of overwhelming infection following splenectomy has had a profound and detremental effect upon the recent evolution of surgical practice. Extraordinary efforts to save the spleen are now the rule usually in the hands of trainees and inexperienced or inadequately trained surgeons. The methods include splenic repair, partial splenectomy, wrapping the spleen in a Dexon mesh, non-operative manageme...

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