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Monday, September 22, 2014
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
Elevated platelet count
How much will a spleenectomy effect my platelet count?
Often the platelet count is elevated after splenectomy because the spleen holds 1/3 of the platelets.
Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University