What is the role of splenectomy in the treatment of factor X deficiency?

Updated: Mar 23, 2018
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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For patients with acquired factor X deficiency due to amyloidosis, splenectomy has proven beneficial in restoring circulating factor X levels. [49, 50] This presumably occurs via the debulking of splenic amyloid.


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