Non-Hypersplenism Causes of Peripheral Cytopenias in Patients with Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension: A Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wan Yee Lau
Department of General Surgery
Hainan Province People’s Hospital
Haikou (570311), China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date Mar 5, 2016; Accepted date May 11, 2016; Published date May 16, 2016
Citation: Lv Y, Lau WY, Deng J, Li JY, Dong Y (2016) Non-Hypersplenism Causes of Peripheral Cytopenias in Patients with Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension: A Review. J Hypertens 5:223. doi:10.4172/2167-1095.1000223
Copyright: © 2016 Lv Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hypersplenism and non-hypersplenism factors, either alone or in combination, can cause peripheral cytopenias in patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension. Although non-hypersplenism factors account for only a small proportion of patients, they do exist. When peripheral cytopenias do not improve, or fail to improve adquately, or even become worse after splenectomy in these patients, non-hypersplenism factors should be considered. This review aims to provide an overview of non-hypersplenism factors.