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What are the reasons for a splenectomy?
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Dr. J. Roth
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Spleen removal indic
The most common reason for splenectomy is trauma.
Non-emergent indications are generally for blood related disorders causing sequestration of cells within the spleen causing alterations in blood counts such as anemia and low platelet counts. Itp and hereditary spherocystosis are among the more common indications. Occasionally tumors and cysts may arise in the spleen that should be removed.

In brief: Spleen removal indic
The most common reason for splenectomy is trauma.
Non-emergent indications are generally for blood related disorders causing sequestration of cells within the spleen causing alterations in blood counts such as anemia and low platelet counts. Itp and hereditary spherocystosis are among the more common indications. Occasionally tumors and cysts may arise in the spleen that should be removed.
Dr. J. Roth
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: HS
Spleen causes destruction of rbcs which are spherical in shape in this disease and hence spleen needs to be taken out.

In brief: HS
Spleen causes destruction of rbcs which are spherical in shape in this disease and hence spleen needs to be taken out.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Michael Taylor
Besides hereditary spherocytosis, the spleen may need to be removed due to other hematologic diseases (ITP, thalassemia major, TTP). Injury to the spleen is another reason for splenectomy. Other possible reasons for splenectomy include portal hypertension due to splenic vein thrombosis, splenic cysts or abscesses, or cancer.
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