Restoration of thrombopoietin production after partial splenic embolization leads to resolution of thrombocytopenia in liver cirrhosis.


The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between thrombopoietin (TPO) and thrombocytopenia in patients with liver cirrhosis and those with idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) before and after partial splenic embolization (PSE). We examined changes in platelet counts, liver function, megakaryocyte function, and plasma TPO levels after PSE in 30… (More)