Can your spleen grow back?

It's happened! One person in four has one or more miniature spleens. After therapeutic splenectomy, they regrow sometimes as big as the original, frustrating the surgeon -- or if the spleen is removed because of accidental injury, it's good news.

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When you have have spleenectomy can your spleen grow back to a normal spleen?

No. . The spleen will not regenerate following its removal. However, if the spleen is shattered, sometimes a small piece may remain in the abdominal cavity and develop a new blood supply. Also, some people are born with accessory spleens that can become more functional after splenectomy. Read more...