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Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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