splenic segment

splenic segment

An obsolete term that derived from a past practice of subdividing the spleen according to whether the tissue was supplied by a major splenic artery or vein.
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Partial splenectomy includes regular splenectomy (in which the vessels are severed on the basis of the vascular distribution before the resection of the corresponding splenic segment, lobe or half the spleen) and irregular splenectomy (in which an irregular splenic resection is performed according to the blood supply and vitality of the spleen tissues).