Editor: Andy Petroianu

The Spleen

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Library License: US $176
ISBN: 978-1-60805-082-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-273-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080527381110101


The spleen is an organ responsible for many biological functions, such as immunological defense, the removal of foreign particles from the blood stream, the metabolism of bilirubins, lipids and several amino acids, the control of the number and maturity of blood leukocytes and platelets and haematopoesis.

This book is a collection of medical methods written exclusively to show the spleen in relation to basic sciences (anatomy and physiology) and related clinical practice and is a useful resource for clinical physicians, haematologists, oncologists, general surgeons, oncologic surgeons, trauma surgeons, resident physicians and medical students.

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Science Edition, Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCO.


- Pp. i
Leon Morgenstern
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- Pp. ii
Andy Petroianu
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Andy Petroianu
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Historical Aspects of Spleen and Splenic Surgeries

- Pp. 3-19 (17)
Andy Petroianu
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Functions of the Spleen and their Evaluation

- Pp. 20-36 (17)
Catalin Vasilescu
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Histology and Histopathology of the Spleen

- Pp. 37-74 (38)
Kim Vaiphei
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Some Aspects of Splenic Pathology

- Pp. 75-83 (9)
Alfredo J. A. Barbosa
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Sepsis and the Spleen

- Pp. 84-116 (33)
Ruy Garcia Marques
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Surgical Anatomy of the Spleen

- Pp. 117-133 (17)
Andy Petroianu
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The Spleen in Patients with Portal Hypertension

- Pp. 134-152 (19)
Ahmed Helmy
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Benign Vascular, Cystic and Solid Diseases of the Spleen

- Pp. 153-178 (26)
Eelco de Bree, Vasilis Charalampakis, John Melissas
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Follicular Lymphoma and the Spleen

- Pp. 179-191 (13)
Andre Marcio Murad, Andy Petroianu
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Primary and Metastatic Cancer of the Spleen

- Pp. 192-201 (10)
Jorg Sauer
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Pre- and Postoperative Care for Surgical Procedures on the Spleen

- Pp. 201-216 (16)
Mircea Dan Venter
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Conservative Surgical Procedures on the Spleen

- Pp. 217-249 (33)
Andy Petroianu
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Laparoscopic Splenectomy

- Pp. 250-258 (9)
Rene Berindoague Neto
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Robotic Splenectomy

- Pp. 259-263 (5)
Catalin Vasilescu
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Splenic Trauma

- Pp. 264-275 (12)
Takeshi Shimazu
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- Pp. 276-279 (4)
Andy Petroianu
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