Splenic Infarctions in Polycythaemia Vera are Not Always a Catastrophe
Keywordspolycythemia vera, PV, infarction, spleen
Splenic infarction can occur as an infrequent thrombotic manifestation in polycythaemia vera (PV) and is usually catastrophic. We describe the case of a middle-aged woman who was diagnosed with PV 3 months before she presented to the emergency department with acute limb ischaemia. A splenic infarction detected on diagnostic imaging during her hospital stay was treated conservatively with modification of her hydroxyurea dose along with pain management, without the need for surgery.
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 6 (view)