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Spleen anatomy
Spleen anatomy


Definition:

Splenic infarction is necrosis (death of tissue) in the spleen due to an interruption of blood flow.



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Review Date: 7/25/2007
Reviewed By: Robert A. Cowles, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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