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[Hypersplenism].

Authors
  • Jeker, Raphael
Type
Published Article
Journal
Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2013
Volume
70
Issue
3
Pages
152–156
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1024/0040-5930/a000383
PMID: 23454561
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hypersplenism is characterized by a significant reduction in one or more of the cellular elements of the blood in the presence of normocellular or hypercellular bone marrow and splenomegaly. The incidence of hypersplenism in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension is high. In rare cases the hyperslenism is symptomatic with bleeding disorders or hemolytic anemia. In this situation the splenectomy is the therapy of choice. The arterial partial embolisation is a good alternative procedure in patients with high risk of operation.

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