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Evaluation of a Patient For Residual Splenic Tissue Following Splenectomy

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Occasionally a patient with ITP or hereditary anemia may fail to respond as expected following splenectomy or relapse after an initial response. One possible explanation is a failure to remove all of the patient's functional splenic tissue.

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