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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splenectomy

(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.

my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/splenectomy-spleen-removal

Find out about splenectomies (spleen removal surgery) from the Cleveland Clinic , including possible complications, who should have the surgery & more.

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/definition/prc-20014837

Splenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your spleen. The spleen is an organ that sits under your rib cage on the upper left side of your abdomen. It helps ...

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.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/p508.html

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 ...