The Spleen - Anatomy and Physiology



Thanks to Armando Hasudungan


USMLE fact:

Splenic sequestration is a problem with the spleen that can happen in people who have sickle cell disease. Splenic sequestration happens when a lot of sickled red blood cells become trapped in the spleen. The spleen can enlarge, get damaged, and not work as it should.

A USMLE question that can relate to Splenic Sequestration is Thrombocytopenia… why? Hope to get some participation here. :slight_smile: