Original Article

Recurrent Hemolytic Anemia Secondary to Accessory Spleens

Authors: JEROME B. BART MD, MICHAEL F. APPEL MD

Abstract

A Patient with recurrent hereditary spherocytosis due to a hypertrophied accessory spleen is presented. In patients in whom splenectomy is performed for hematologic disease, accessory spleens must be sought and removed. Recurrence of the initial disease should prompt a search for accessory spleens.

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