Splenic aspiration. Review of the literature

Trop Geogr Med. 1983 Jun;35(2):111-24.

Abstract

We present a review of the literature on splenic aspiration. The history, techniques, indications, contra-indications and complications, as reported in the literature are reviewed. The value of splenic aspiration in clinical practice is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / etiology
  • Biopsy, Needle* / adverse effects
  • Biopsy, Needle* / methods
  • Hematologic Diseases / pathology
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral / pathology
  • Spleen / pathology*
  • Splenic Diseases / pathology*