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    Damaged Spleen

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    How is a Damaged Spleen Removed? Your spleen is a small organ, about the size of an average fist, and is located above your stomach on the left side under your rib cage. The spleen plays an important part in your body’s immune system by using white blood cells to fight against infections, by making red blood cells, and by filtering out old blood cells from your body. If your spleen is damaged due to a rupture caused by physical trauma, an injury, being enlarged, an infection, a blood disorder, or a cancer, your doctor may determine that the spleen needs to be removed. When your spleen has been compromised because of illness or injury, it is a condition that needs to be corrected before the spleen fails to function or ruptures and jeopardizes…

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    on chromosome 1q21 and encompasses 11 exons. Which an individual’s body will not break down or store the fatty substances correctly. This could cause glucocerebroside to gather around the vital organs; commonly in the liver, lungs, spleen, bone marrow and in scarce cases, can even accumulate in the brain. There are three types of Gaucher’s disease. The most common of the three is type 1 Gaucher’s disease which is also referred to as non-neuropathic Gaucher’s Disease. This type is characterized…

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    The spleen can be found in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, lying posteriorly to the stomach and underneath the diaphragm. The spleen can be found enclosed in a capsule of dense irregular connective tissue (Krause, 2008). Prone to infections and other conditions, the spleen can easily become enlarged because it is highly vascularized. Malignancies, parasites, liver diseases and other conditions passed in the blood and immune system can cause the spleen to be infected. In addition to the…

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    Enlarged Spleen Essay

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    What is Enlarged Spleen in Cats? Splenomegaly, or an enlarged spleen, is a symptom of another condition or disease. The enlargement is due to inflammation, which occurs due to infiltration of cells as a result of the primary condition. The primary condition that is causing the enlargement is typically related to the function of the spleen, such as filtering blood or synthesizing antibodies in the cat's body. The cat's spleen may either enlarge uniformly over the entire organ or enlarge…

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    Anna garcia died at or around 7:00 o'clock found in in her home by her neighbor. Anna's death was caused by her Splenic Artery coming into contact by sickle cells which caused blood to be trapped inside of her Spleen then since the blood was trapped it caused the Spleen to become overflowed with sickled red blood cells which caused blood to start pooling together This then led to her Spleen to become enlarged and eventually burst open, but you can live without your spleen and anna would have…

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    Sickle Cell Studies

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    circulation in the spleen (autosplenectomy), vaso-occlusive crisis which include blockage of circulation to important organs eg. brain, and Hemolytic anemia. These conditions occur when the sickle shaped…

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    Peter Jahrlin Case Study

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    Jordan Klug Ms. Knueven CC Hour 4 9 October 2015 Peter Jahrling Peter Jahrling has an important responsibility at the Fort Detrick meeting. As a virologist, he is in charge of studying viruses and finding a way to treat them, but specifically tries to identify the virus that is executing the monkeys in Reston. Dan Dalgard, the veterinarian, has the duty of taking care of the monkeys. He notices something is wrong with the monkeys; their spleens were enlarged. After much examination and…

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    Niemann-Pick Disease

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    Niemann-Pick Disease Niemann-Pick disease (NP) is an inherited metabolic disorder. With it, harmful amounts of a fatty substance build up in the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow, and, in some people, the brain. The disease is subdivided into 4 related types. • In types A and B, there is not enough activity of an enzyme called sphingomyelinase. This causes the build up of toxic amounts of sphingomyelin. That is a fatty substance present in every cell of the body. • Type A, Infantile NP is…

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    Exploratory Laparotomy

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    laparotomy Overview: A laparotomy is a large incision made in the abdomen. Exploratory laparotomy is used to view and examine structures inside the abdominal cavity. Those include section • Appendix • bladder • gallbladder • Intestine • kidney and ureter • Liver • pancreas • Spleen • Stomach • uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries (in women) Surgery that opens the abdomen is called laparotomy. causes: on the basis of causes section varies: Large and small intestine: a bowel perforation, bowel…

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    the more dangerous the disorder becomes to the individual. Some symptoms include easy or excessive bruising on the body (purpura), superficial bleeding into the skin that resembles a rash on pin-point sized little reddish-purple spots (petechiae) which are most commonly on the lower legs, Prolonged bleeding even from minor cuts, bleeding gums or nose bleeds, finding blood in urine and stools, fatigue ,an enlarged spleen ,jaundice, DVT ( deep vein thrombosis), and woman will commonly experience a…

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