Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
Perioperative Care - CASE REPORT

Regional Anaesthesia in Harris Platelet Syndrome for Transurethral Resection of Prostate-A Clinical Conundrum or Certitude?

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Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49: 67-69
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.90008
Read: 311 Downloads: 146 Published: 11 May 2020

Routine use of the autoanalyzer has helped uncover the increasing incidence of thrombocytopenia. Disorders associated with macrothrombocytes with thrombocytopenia necessitate a preoperative evaluation to assess the bleeding tendencies and the need for transfusion of blood products. Harris platelet syndrome is one such disorder where macrothrombocytes with thrombocytopenia are associated with no congenital abnormalities and low risk of bleeding intraoperatively. There are cases where Harris platelet syndrome has been treated with steroids or splenectomy, which is unwarranted. We report successful management of a patient with Harris platelet syndrome who underwent transurethral resection of the prostate under spinal anaesthesia with no complications.

Cite this article as: Neethirajan SGR, Ramesh A, Parameswari A. Regional Anaesthesia in Harris Platelet Syndrome for Transurethral Resection of Prostate-A Clinical Conundrum or Certitude? Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49(1): 67-9.

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