Last revised by Joshua Yap on 7 Sep 2022

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



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 cytopenia is often not severe enough to cause significant bleeding 1. Splenectomy or splenic embolization can be considered if warranted. 


ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Cases and figures

  • Case 1: splenomegaly with volvulus
    Drag here to reorder.