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Splenic infarction

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


Common causes of splenic infarction include:


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

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Update Date 8/11/2013