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Spleen Removal
Your spleen is a small organ located on the left side of your abdomen, under the rib cage. This organ is part of your immune system and helps to fight infections and to filter damaged and old cells out of your bloodstream. If your spleen needs to be removed, you will have a surgery called a splenectomy. Most commonly,...
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(August 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Splenectomy. ICD-9-CM · 41.43, 41.5 · MeSH · D013156 · OPS-301 code · 5-413. [edit on Wikidata]. A splenectomy is a surgical procedure that partially or completely removes the spleen.

www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/splenectomy

Jan 23, 2017 ... A splenectomy is surgery to remove the entire spleen, a delicate, fist-sized organ that sits under the left rib cage near the stomach. The spleen ...

www.healthline.com/health/spleen-removal

May 26, 2017 ... Undergoing a spleen removal leaves you with a compromised, or weakened, immune system. Since infections can be more dangerous without ...

medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002944.htm

Jan 31, 2017 ... Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Spleen removal.

medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000287.htm

Jan 31, 2017 ... You had surgery to remove your spleen. This operation is called splenectomy. Now that you're going home, follow your health care provider's ...

www.sages.org/publications/patient-information/patient-information-for-laparoscopic-spleen-removal-splenectomy-from-sages

Mar 1, 2015 ... There are several reasons why a spleen might need to be removed. Laparoscopic spleen removal (splenectomy) can result in shorter hospital ...

www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/splenectomy/basics/risks/prc-20014837

After spleen removal, you're more likely to contract serious or life-threatening infections. Your doctor may recommend you receive vaccines against pneumonia , ...

www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/splenectomy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20014837

Splenectomy — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this surgery to remove the spleen.

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Feb 1, 2001 ... What role does the spleen play? Your spleen plays an important part in your resistance to infection (immunity). Your spleen is in the upper left ...