autosplenectomy


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autosplenectomy

 [aw″to-sple-nek´to-me]
almost complete disappearance of the spleen due to progressive fibrosis and shrinkage.

autosplenectomy

/au·to·sple·nec·to·my/ (aw″to-sple-nek´tah-me) almost complete disappearance of the spleen through progressive fibrosis and shrinkage.

autosplenectomy

[ô′tōsplinek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, autos + splen, spleen, ektomē, excision
a progressive shrinking of the spleen that may occur in sickle cell anemia. The spleen is replaced by fibrous tissue and becomes nonfunctional.

autosplenectomy

almost complete disappearance of the spleen due to progressive fibrosis and shrinkage.
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The thrombocytosis could result from autosplenectomy, as the spleen could pool between 20-40% of the total body platelets [12] that become available in the circulation when the spleen is nonfunctional.