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Splenic infarction

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

Causes

Common causes of splenic infarction include:

References

Connell NT, Shurin SB, Schiffman FJ. The spleen and its disorders. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ Jr., Silberstein LE, Heslop HE, Weitz JI, Anastasi J, eds. Hematology: Best Principles and Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:chap 162.

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Update Date 8/9/2015