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Relationship between splenic size and splenic function.
  1. R C Smart,
  2. F P Ryan,
  3. C D Holdworth,
  4. F E Preston

    Abstract

    The rate of clearance of 51Cr labelled heat-damaged red cells from the circulation has been compared with the dimensions of the posterior scan of the spleen in 79 cases including nine controls. A strong negative correlation was found between the clearance half-time and the parameters of the scan but, as there was a large variation about the regression line, in the assessment of hyposplenism determination of the rate of clearance of heat-damaged red cells cannot be replaced by the easier determination of spleen size by scanning.

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