How is spleen size defined in the evaluation of hemolytic anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Splenomegaly sometimes is not evident on physical examination, and ultrasonic imaging or CT scanning may be necessary to define spleen size. When evaluating spleen size, it is important to avoid unnecessary pressure in order to avoid splenic rupture.


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