Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 10

Surgery and Sickle Cell Disease

Alexander Forero-Torres*, Francisco Reinoso Lozano, Fuad López Fernández and Santiago Valderrabano González

General and Digestive Surgery Department, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Alexander Forero-Torres, General and Digestive Surgery Department, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.

Received: August 26, 2021; Published: September 23, 2021


  Sickle cell anemia is considered the most common inherited red blood cell disorder. Patients with SCD present a very particular physiological response to surgical and anesthetic stress, and due to the chronic clinical manifestations, they are a perioperative challenge. Since neonatal screening campaigns and prevention and treatment of this disease crises have been carried out, these patients have increased their survival, reaching adulthood and manifesting chronic organic dysfunctions that may require surgical treatment [1].

Surgery in patients with SCD raises an unique challenges due to the chronic manifestations of their disease and especially their physiological response to surgical stress and anesthesia. The perioperative management of the patient with SCD is of vital importance to minimize the appearance of complications associated with surgical interventions, and it is essential to create multidisciplinary teams that offer adequate perioperative management of these patients.

Keywords: Surgery; Sickle Cell Disease (SCD); Sickle Cell Anemia


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Citation: Alexander Forero-Torres., et al. “Surgery and Sickle Cell Disease”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.10 (2021): 53-55.


Copyright: © 2021 Alexander Forero-Torres., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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