Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

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Vascular Diseases of the Spleen: A Review

REVIEW ARTICLE

Vascular Diseases of the Spleen: A Review

Pearl Princess D. Uy*1,4, Denise Marie Francisco1, Anshu Trivedi2, Michael O’Loughlin3 and George Y. Wu1

1Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
2Department of Pathology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
3Department of Radiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
4Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA

*Correspondence to: Pearl Princess D. Uy, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-1235, USA. Tel: +1-860-810-9608, Fax: +1-860-679-4613, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2017;5(2):152-164 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2016.00062
Received: November 13, 2016 Accepted: February 23, 2017 Published online: March 24, 2017

Abstract

Vascular diseases of the spleen are relatively uncommon in the clinical practice. However, the reported incidence has been progressively increasing, probably due to advances in the imaging modalities used to detect them. This disease condition often presents with non-specific clinical manifestations, but can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This review article aims to provide updated clinical information on the different vascular diseases of the splenic vasculature—splenic vein thrombosis, splenic vein aneurysm, splenic artery aneurysm, splenic arteriovenous fistula, and spontaneous splenorenal shunt—in order to aid clinicians in early diagnosis and management.

Keywords

Splenic vein thrombosis, Splenic vein aneurysm, Splenic artery aneurysm, Splenic arteriovenous fistula, Spontaneous splenorenal shunt

 

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