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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Elevated platelet count

10/06/2008

Question:

How much will a spleenectomy effect my platelet count?

Answer:

Often the platelet count is elevated after splenectomy because the spleen holds 1/3 of the platelets.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University