Splenectomy Spleen Removal
Splenectomy is the surgical removal of the spleen. You may need to be treated by having a Splenectomy if you have: Trauma to the spleen, Spleen rupture due to tumor, infection, inflammatory condition, or medicines, Enlargement of the spleen (splenomegaly), Certain blood disorders such as Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, Hereditary Spherocytosis, Sickle cell disease; Myelofibrosis (abnormal formation of fibrous tissue in the bone marrow), damage in the blood vessels of the spleen, Leukemia or lymphoma, Diseased spleen, due to disorders like HIV infection ,Tumor or abscess in the spleen or Liver disease. Splenectomy is occasionally included in removal of other cancers adjacent to the spleen, such as the stomach, colon, adrenal gland, or pancreas.
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