Hypersplenism

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Hypersplenism is a cytopaenia resulting from blood pooling in the spleen, and is almost always associated with splenomegaly

Pathology

Aetiology

There is an almost overwhelming list, some more common causes are given below 1,3,4:

Treatment and prognosis

Hypersplenism does not often require treatment because the cytopaenia is often not severe enough to cause significant bleeding 1. Splenectomy or splenic embolisation can be considered if warranted. 


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Article Information

rID: 35105
System: Haematology
Section: Pathology
Tag: spleen
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