Table IIndications for total/partial Splenectomy

Diagnostic reasonsTherapeutic reasons
- splenomegaly of unknown ethiology- Congenital red cell disorders
- intrasplenic lesions of unknown significance- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
- Evaluation of residual disease after chemo--radiotherapy for a maligancy- Idiopathic thrombocytopenia
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Myeloproliferative syndrome (myelofibrosis)
- Hypersplenismus
- Gaucher's disease

From: Splenectomy for hematological disorders

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Holzheimer RG, Mannick JA, editors.
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