I82.80: Embolism and thrombosis of splenic vein

You have blood clots in your splenic vein.

The spleen is on the top left side of the abdomen. Old blood cells are broken down in the spleen. Furthermore, defense cells are stored. If the defense cells are needed, they are then released from the spleen into the blood. The splenic vein collects the blood from the spleen.

You have blood clots in your splenic vein. This can cause the splenic vein to narrow or get blocked. If the splenic vein is blocked, the blood is no longer able to flow properly from the spleen to the heart. This can damage the spleen.

There are various reasons for blood clots forming. If the vascular wall has been injured, a blood clot can form more quickly. Some people are prone to blood clots. This is then congenital or caused by another disorder.

Some blood clots are formed elsewhere in the body. The blood clot can then be swept away with the blood and it can get stuck somewhere in the splenic vein.


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