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Table 1 Case studies showing the type of thrombosis in patients undergoing splenectomy for hematological disorders

From: Fatal pulmonary embolism following splenectomy in a patient with Evan’s syndrome: case report and review of the literature

Study Hematological disease Type of thrombosis Secondary thrombocytosis Median interval to thrombosis Patient outcome
Evans et al. [1] 12 ES None Present in 2 out of 12 N/A N/A
NG et al. [2] 3 ES None Unknown N/A N/A
Silverstein et al. [25] 4 ES Unknown Unknown Immediate post op 2 patients died
Michel et al. [26] 19 ES None Unknown N/A N/A
Boyle et al. [28] 1762 ITP 27 PSVT 75 VTE Unknown PSVT – 9.3 mo VTE – 20.9 mo PSVT – 5 yr. survival 38% VTE – 5 yr. survival 62%
Van riet et al. [29] 4 HA PSVT Present 12 days Unknown
Mohren et al. [31] 1 AIHA 1 ITP PE & PSVT PE & PSVT Present Present 8 days 7 days Died Survived
Winslow et al. [32] 3 HA PVT Present 11 days Survived
Allgood et al. [33] 47 AIHA   Unknown Unknown  
Stamou et al. [38] 1 AIHA PSVT Present 7 days Survived
Tiede et al. [69] 1 ITP PE Unknown 30 days Survived
Fujita et al. [41] 2 AIHA PSVT Present 16 days Survived
  1. ES Evan’s Syndrome, ITP Immune-mediate thrombocytopenic purpura, HA hemolytic anemia, AIHA autoimmune-mediate hemolytic anemia, PSVT portal splenic venous thrombosis, PE pulmonary embolus, DVT deep vein thrombosis, mo months, N/A not applicable