Splenic Infarctions in Polycythaemia Vera are Not Always a Catastrophe

  • ELMustafa Abdalla Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Muzamil Musa Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Mutwakil Musa Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Ahmed Hatem Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Abdalla Fadul Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Ashraf OE Ahmed Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Keywords

polycythemia vera, PV, infarction, spleen

Abstract

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.

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Published: 2022-06-29

Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 6 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Abdalla E, Musa M, Musa M, Hatem A, Fadul A, Ahmed AO. Splenic Infarctions in Polycythaemia Vera are Not Always a Catastrophe . EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003370.