Acute splenic sequestration in the absence of palpable splenomegaly.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: Acute splenic sequestration in children with sickle hemoglobinopathies is a medical emergency characterized by splenomegaly, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We describe a young girl with hemoglobin SC disease who experienced an acute splenic sequestration without palpable splenomegaly. CONCLUSIONS: We emphasize the need for a high index of suspicion for splenic sequestration and the utility of ultrasonography in documenting splenomegaly.

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Cited Authors

  • Casey, JR; Kinney, TR; Ware, RE

Published Date

  • May 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 182

PubMed ID

  • 8166373

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8166373

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0192-8562


  • eng