Detection of accessory spleens with indium 111‐labeled autologous platelets

Harmon H. Davis, Ajit Varki, W. Andrew Heaton, Barry A. Siegel

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In two patients with recurrent immune thrombocytopenia, accessory splenic tissue was demonstrated by radionuclide imaging following administration of indium 111‐labeled autologous platelets. In one of these patients, no accessory splenic tissue was seen on images obtained with technetium 99m sulfur colloid. This new technique provides a simple means for demonstrating accessory spleens and simultaneously evaluating the life‐span of autologous platelets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of hematology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1980


  • accessory spleen
  • immune thrombocytopenia
  • platelet survival
  • radionuclide imaging


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