Splenic infarction is the death of tissue (necrosis) in the spleen due to a blockage in blood flow.
Common causes of splenic infarction include:
Armitage JO. Approach to the patient with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 171.
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