Mnemonics- Indication of Splenectomy

Remember the indications of splenectomy using the mnemonic SHIRTS.


  • Splenomegaly
  • +Splenic abscess
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Rupture of spleen
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Splenic vein thrombosis

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