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What are the main risks of splenectomy?

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Dr. Alan Ladd
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Splenectomy

Main risk is the reduced ability of the body to fight off certain bacterial infections.
Recommendations are for vaccines against bacteria like pneumococcus.

In brief: Splenectomy

Main risk is the reduced ability of the body to fight off certain bacterial infections.
Recommendations are for vaccines against bacteria like pneumococcus.
Dr. Alan Ladd
Dr. Alan Ladd
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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bleeding

Bleeding, injury to surrounding organs such as the stomach, liver and pancreas, wound infections are the acute risks.
Long term risks are mainly the risk of post-splenectomy sepsis which can be minimized with the use of post splenectomy vaccines.

In brief: Bleeding

Bleeding, injury to surrounding organs such as the stomach, liver and pancreas, wound infections are the acute risks.
Long term risks are mainly the risk of post-splenectomy sepsis which can be minimized with the use of post splenectomy vaccines.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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