How to treat splenic infarction?
Splenic infarction is a condition in which oxygen supplied to the spleen is interrupted, causing partial or complete infarction in the spleen.
Splenic infarction may be caused by the following factors:
- specific infections such as infectious mononucleosis,
- cytomegalovirus infection,
- inherited clotting disorders,
- malignancy such as pancreatic cancer or metastasis.
There is no specific treatment for splenic infarction. The aim of treatment of splenic infarction is treating the underlying cause and relieving the pain. Painkillers and NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen are given to the patients to relieve pain.
Surgery, that is, splenectomy, is done only when required. If spleen infarction area is large, there is large hematoma in the spleen and spleen rupture, patients should undergo splenectomy.
If you want to know more about this disease, please consult your doctor.
Key words: splenic infarction; treatment of splenic infarction.