A 21-year-old member asked:
Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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It depends: It depends what you mean by vascular conditions. Vascular conditions (aneurysms, dissections, strictures, etc) are very unlikely to cause spleen damage.
On the other hand, certain blood diseases can clog the "filtering" capacity of the spleen and damage it.
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General Surgery 32 years experience
Splenic aneurysm: Trauma, cancers, infections and other causes are the main indications for spleen removal. A splenic artery aneurysm can be treated with medical management and observation if it is small. If it grows rapidly or over 2.5 cm a stent, coil or spleen removal are treatment options. So indirectly, the answer to your question is "yes". It is rare for vascular ischemia/lack of blood flow to affect spleen.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Can vascular conditions cause organ damage?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
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