Partial splenic artery embolization in cirrhotic patients.

  title={Partial splenic artery embolization in cirrhotic patients.},
  author={Tyson A Hadduck and Justin Pryce McWilliams},
  journal={World journal of radiology},
  volume={6 5},
Splenomegaly is a common sequela of cirrhosis, and is frequently associated with decreased hematologic indices including thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. Partial splenic artery embolization (PSE) has been demonstrated to effectively increase hematologic indices in cirrhotic patients with splenomegaly. This is particularly valuable amongst those cirrhotic patients who are not viable candidates for splenectomy. Although PSE was originally developed decades ago, it has recently received increased… CONTINUE READING


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