Infarction of an accessory spleen secondary to splenic vein thrombosis in essential thrombocytosis

SEÇİL M., Akar S., GÜLCÜ A., Igci E., ÜNDAR B., Akkoc N.

CMIGExtra: Cases, vol.28, no.6, pp.55-58, 2004 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2004.07.001
  • Journal Name: CMIGExtra: Cases
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-58
  • Keywords: Accessory spleen, Essential thrombocytosis, Splenic vein thrombosis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Accessory spleen is an incidental finding of no clinical significance in most patients. Essential thrombocytosis is a chronic, myeloproliferative disorder with a clinical course complicated by thrombotic episodes. We report on a case of essential thrombocytosis presented with infarction of the accessory spleen secondary to splenic vein thrombosis. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.