Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Spleen and Thymus

Splenomegaly ? * dragging sensation in LUQ, can see from infections, heme issues, congestion, cirrhosis, etc.
Hypersplenism ? * overactivity of the spleen in making ABs or even phagocytic activity inside the spleen that leads to splenomegaly
Conditions Associated with Splenomegaly ? * Felty’s Syndrome and Gaucher’s Disease
Infectious Mononucleosis ? * Fever, sore throat, lymphadenopathy and atypical lymphocytes .... * spleen is enlarged and have to watch out for rupture in athletes
Nonspecific Acute Splenitis ? * Splenomegaly due to blood-borne infections.... * congestion of red pulp ..... * Effacement of lymphoid follicles..... * Neutrophils, plasma cells & eosinophils throughout red & white pulp
Congestive Splenomegaly ? * from Cirrhosis or splenic outflow blockage.... * thickened fibrous capsule
Splenic Infarcts ? * emboli from heart most common .... * from an occlusion of a splenic artery... * see large map like scars on the outside of the spleen
Hyposplenism ? * sickle cell anemia is most common cause.... * see Howell-Jolly bodies in a PB .... * can be leathal
Neoplasms of Spleen ? * if the spleen has cysts, think parasitic infection... common is echinococcal disease
Congenital Anomalies of the Spleen ? * can see Asplenia, Hypoplasia, and even an Accessory Spleen
Thymus Overview ? * in anterior mediastinum and play a role in cell-mediated immunity .... see whorls of medullary epithelial cells with keratinized cores
Thymic Development issues ? * DiGeorges or Aplasia
Thymic Hyperplasia ? * Appearance of B-cell germinal centers within thymus --- think 65-75% of cases of Myasthenia Gravis
Thymomas ? * Tumors of thymic epithelial cells.... * Cortical thymomas rich in CD4+ or CD8+ thymocytes associated with Autoimmune diseases = Graves’, pernicious anemia, dermatomyositis-polymyositis, Cushings
Noninvasive thymomas ? * cytologically benign with a whorl pattern
Invasive thymomas ? * cytologically benign, but can mets..... * see numerous thymocyes, not whorled
Thymic Carcinoma ? * cytologically malignant.... * most are Squamous cell carcinomas
Created by: thamrick800