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How common is it for someone to need a splenectomy?

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In brief: Not too common

Removal of the spleen is generally reserved for conditions such as trauma or accident with spleen rupture.
Other conditions could be from disease called itp causing low platelets. There are some rare lymphoma cancers than may need splenectomy. Also rarely is severe spleen enlargement from uncommon blood or bone marrow disorders.

In brief: Not too common

Removal of the spleen is generally reserved for conditions such as trauma or accident with spleen rupture.
Other conditions could be from disease called itp causing low platelets. There are some rare lymphoma cancers than may need splenectomy. Also rarely is severe spleen enlargement from uncommon blood or bone marrow disorders.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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