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Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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:

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. 

Article information

rID: 35105
System: Haematology
Tag: spleen
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hypersplenia

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: Splenomegaly with volvulus
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