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What is a splenectomy?

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In brief: Surgery

It is surgery to remove the spleen.
Can be open or laparoscopic surgery.

In brief: Surgery

It is surgery to remove the spleen.
Can be open or laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. J. Roth
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Splenectomy

This is a surgery to remove the spleen.
Almost all elective splenectomies can be performed utilizing minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy). Emergency surgery associated with trauma is generally performed with open approaches. It is important to receive immunizations for certain bacterial infections prior to undergoing splenectomy.

In brief: Splenectomy

This is a surgery to remove the spleen.
Almost all elective splenectomies can be performed utilizing minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy). Emergency surgery associated with trauma is generally performed with open approaches. It is important to receive immunizations for certain bacterial infections prior to undergoing splenectomy.
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth
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