Surgery in sickle cell anemia

  • P Fokam Service de Chirurgie, Hôpital Provincial de Bafoussam, B.P.44 Bafoussam, Cameroun
  • AT Chiabi Pediatric Service, Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital Yaounde, B.P. 4362, Cameroun


Sickle cell anemia is a hemoglobin disorder with a wide range of clinical manifestations and complications. Medical treatment is the mainstay of management but surgery is indicated in some cases. The authors review the main surgical indications in sickle cell anemia as frequently encountered and review treatment guidelines.

Keywords: sickle cell anemia, surgery, indications

Clinics in Mother and Child Health Vol. 1(1) 2004: 65-68

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eISSN: 2090-7214
print ISSN: 1812-5840