The Complete Spleen

Structure, Function, and Clinical Disorders

  • Anthony J. Bowdler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Structure and Function of the Spleen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald A. Bergman, Paul M. Heidger Jr., Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
      Pages 3-9
    3. Fern Tablin, Jack K. Chamberlain, Leon Weiss
      Pages 11-21
    4. Alan C. Groom, Ian C. MacDonald, Eric E. Schmidt
      Pages 23-50
    5. Morris O. Dailey
      Pages 51-69
    6. W. Jean Dodds
      Pages 71-75
  3. Characteristics of the Disordered Spleen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-N4
    2. Mohammad A. Vasef, Charles E. Platz
      Pages 79-105
    3. Anthony J. Bowdler, Frank Gary Renshaw
      Pages 107-121
    4. Anthony J. Bowdler, Frank Gary Renshaw
      Pages 123-135
  4. Clinical Aspects of Disorders of the Spleen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Anthony J. Bowdler
      Pages 139-155
    3. Monty Seymour Losowsky, Peter Nigel Foster
      Pages 157-173
    4. Thomas C. Rushton, Geoffrey J. Gorse, Anthony J. Bowdler
      Pages 175-191
    5. David R. Anderson, John G. Kelton
      Pages 193-212
    6. Michael T. Shaw
      Pages 213-221
    7. Peter C. Raich
      Pages 223-250
    8. Graham R. Serjeant
      Pages 251-257
    9. Mark R. Paley, Pablo R. Ros
      Pages 259-280
    10. Carol E. H. Scott-Conner, Anne T. Mancino, John Lawrence
      Pages 281-313
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 315-331

About this book


Since the publication of The Complete Spleen: Structure, Function, and Clinical Disorders under the title of The Spleen in 1990, there has appeared a wealth of new information that now demands incorporation into the diagnosis and management of patients with splenic disorders. In this 2nd edition, an international panel of distinguished clinical and scientific investigators has thoroughly revised and updated Professor Anthony Bowdler's classic work, emphasizing those functions principally reserved to the spleen, especially the spleen's microvasculature, uniquely adapted to particle filtration, and the consequent mechanisms of its immune responses.
Among the disease aspects critically surveyed in rich detail are the causes of splenic enlargement, the meaning of hypersplenism, hyposplenism and its causes and management, and the unusual cytopenias that accompany the disorders of the spleen, including those caused by maldistribution and dilutional anemias. Diseases given focused attention include the myelo- and lymphoproliferative disorders, hemolytic diseases, and the sickle-cell disorders. These are followed by details of the radiological examination of the spleen, of the present status of surgical intervention, with emphasis on tissue and functional conservation, and of the recently developed laparoscopic methods.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, The Complete Spleen: Structure, Function, and Clinical Disorders makes available to all physicians and clinical researchers a coherent account of today's dramatically more detailed knowledge of the spleen and its unique functions as part of the immune system, as well as our optimal current strategies for the management of its pathologies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Bowdler
    • 1
  1. 1.Marshall University School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA

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