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Suffering from Myelodysplastic syndrome. Had blood transfusions. Had bone marrow biopsy, spleen scan. Is it related to spleen?

my father has MDS but in the last couple of weeks his blood reading has gone right down to the point of having 8 pints of blood given in transfusions in the last 10 days he has had a bone marrow bysopy but the results arnt back and has to have a scan of his spleen . can you tell me what the spleen has to do with his condition
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
The spleen has nothing to do with respect to causing this condition. However, the spleen is usually involved on the process. Based on the major findings that shall be obtained from the spleen scan, this shall permit to confirm the diagnosis, or think of some other pathology. this shall be important in better adapting and drawing up an appropriate management plan. thanks and kind regards
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