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Splenic infarction

Definition

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

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Common causes of splenic infarction include:

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Armitage JO. Approach to the patient with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 171.

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