Subclinical Sickle Cell Crisis during Cardiopulmonary Bypass : Timely detection and early management

Raj Gopal Menon, Madan M Maddali, Adil Al-Lawati, Hilal Al-Sabti


A sickle cell crisis can occur during cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgical procedures in patients with sickle cell hemoglobin, which could lead to hemolysis. There is a dearth of such reports from the Arab world. We hereby present two cases from Oman with subclinical sickle cell crisis during cardiopulmonary bypass. The timely detection and early management resulted in good outcome. The good clinical practice for management of such patients is also discussed. 


Sickle cell trait; Cardiopulmonary bypass; Hemolysis; Case report; Oman.

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