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Splenectomy: Quiz


Question 1: When it becomes very large such that it becomes destructive to ________/red cells
PlateletBlood plasmaRed blood cellBlood

Question 2: It is performed by ________ for trauma or large spleens.
MedicineMedical imagingMedical procedureInvasiveness of surgical procedures

Question 3: Both methods are major surgeries, and are performed under ________.
Malignant hyperthermiaGeneral anaesthesiaKetamineNitrous oxide

Question 4: Failure to do so later puts the patient at risk of overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI), a rapid-developing and potentially fatal type of ________.
Acute respiratory distress syndromeShock (circulatory)Acute liver failureSepsis

Question 5: When the spleen bleeds following ________
Shock (circulatory)Physical traumaCertified first responderEmergency medical services

Question 6: The post-splenectomy ________ count may rise to high levels, leading to an increased risk of potentially fatal clot formation.
Red blood cellBloodPlateletBlood plasma

Question 7: The spleen, similar in structure to a large ________, acts as a blood filter.
Lymph nodeLymphatic systemImmune systemLymph vessel

Question 8: A splenectomy is a surgical procedure that partially or completely removes the ________.
Immune systemSpleenStomachLymphatic system

Question 9: Current knowledge of its purpose includes the removal of old ________ and platelets, and the detection and fight against certain bacteria.
Blood typeRed blood cellBlood plasmaHematology

Question 10: For long-term treatment of congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) if severe ________ develops[1]
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiencySpherocytosisParoxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuriaHemolytic anemia


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