Learn About Splenic Infarction

What is the definition of Splenic Infarction?

Splenic infarction is the death of tissue (necrosis) in the spleen due to a blockage in blood flow.

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What are the causes of Splenic Infarction?

Common causes of splenic infarction include:

  • Blood clots from the heart
  • Blood cancer, such as lymphoma or leukemia
  • Diseases in which the blood clots more easily, such as sickle cell disease
  • Inflammation of the pancreas or a mass in the pancreas pressing on the blood vessels to the spleen
Spleen anatomy
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What are the Latest Advances for Splenic Infarction?
Comparison of splenic vessel preserving distal pancreatectomy and the Warshaw technique for solid pseudopapillary neoplasm in children.
Summary: Comparison of splenic vessel preserving distal pancreatectomy and the Warshaw technique for solid pseudopapillary neoplasm in children.
Splenic vessels preserving versus Warshaw technique in spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Summary: Splenic vessels preserving versus Warshaw technique in spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Post-COVID-19 vaccination occurrence of splenic infarction due to arterial thrombosis.
Summary: Post-COVID-19 vaccination occurrence of splenic infarction due to arterial thrombosis.
Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: September 19, 2021
Published By: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery Practice Specializing in Breast Cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Connell NT, Shurin SB, Schiffman F. The spleen and its disorders. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Silberstein LE, et al, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 160.