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Chapter 27. Spleen

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Which of the following is true about the spleen?

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A. The red pulp of the spleen is normally a significant contributor to red blood cell hematopoiesis.

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B. The spleen’s venous drainage is evenly divided between the splenic vein and direct branches of the left renal vein.

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C. The outer capsule of the spleen is a continuous sheet of smooth muscle.

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D. The gastrosplenic ligament carries the short gastric vessels.

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E. Normally 80% of the platelet cell mass is sequestered in the spleen.

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D. The gastrosplenic ligament carries the short gastric vessels.

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Indications for splenectomy can include

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A. Vascular disease

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B. Splenomegaly associated with infection

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C. Hereditary spherocytosis

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D. Both A and C

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E. A, B, and C

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D. Both A and C

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Postsplenectomy sepsis

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A. Only occurs within 1 year of operation

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B. Is at greatest risk in young children

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C. Is associated with residual accessory splenules

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D. Is more often lethal in adults than children

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E. Is more common after splenectomy for trauma than for other indications

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B. Is at greatest risk in young children

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