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I was told I have a tortuous splenic vein and am awaiting further

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I was told I have a tortuous splenic vein and am awaiting further tests on my liver, spleen and pancreas. Is having a tortuous splenic vein cause for concern?

Greetings Jen.

An isolated tortuous spleen is usually not considered significant, if there are not associated following findings;

1) Liver enlargement or cirrhosis of liver
2) Spleen enlargement
3) Abnormalities in the blood cell counts
4) Abnormal liver function tests
5) Significant abdominal symptoms like lump or mass in abdomen, moderate to severe chronic abdominal pain, etc.
6) Normal portal vein in pressure and caliber.

If the tortuous splenic vein was found in a routine check up and is an incidental finding on an ultrasound or a CT scan; this is usually considered as nothing concerning.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.


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