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  • Surgery
  • Sudden low blood pressure in someone who is believed to have a spleen injury, particularly a young person, is a sign that the condition is especially severe, and emergency surgery is needed. (webmd.com)
  • reservoir
  • A study published in 2009 using mice found that the red pulp of the spleen forms a reservoir that contains over half of the body's monocytes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The spleen also acts as a blood reservoir during stress or at other times when additional blood is needed, the spleen contracts, forcing stored blood into circulation (see circulatory system ). (infoplease.com)
  • bacteria
  • The spleen synthesizes antibodies in its white pulp and removes antibody-coated bacteria and antibody-coated blood cells by way of blood and lymph node circulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • helps
  • The spleen helps control the amount of blood and blood cells that circulate through the body and helps destroy damaged cells. (kidshealth.org)
  • The spleen also makes red blood cells and helps remove, or filter, old ones from the body's circulation. (webmd.com)
  • The contrast helps the doctor determine the amount of bleeding from the spleen. (webmd.com)
  • cells
  • Can spleen cells treat diabetes? (newscientist.com)
  • SPLEEN cells might be capable of regenerating insulin-producing islet cells in people with diabetes, claims Denise Faustman's team at Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown. (newscientist.com)
  • Next, Faustman injected spleen cells, because they make a substance lethal to naive memory T-cells, stopping them from forming yet more islet-slaying memory cells. (newscientist.com)
  • people
  • A CT scan with contrast may take awhile, and some people with spleen ruptures have died while waiting to have the test done. (webmd.com)
  • sometimes
  • In part this is because the spleen enlarges in the inferior anteromedial direction, sometimes as far as the RLQ. (stanford.edu)