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Does a splenectomy affect life expectancy?

  "Yes. The spleen is an important organ in preventing serious, overwhelming infection by gram positive, encapsulated bacteria, like pneumococcus, meningiococcus and hemop (MORE)
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What is splenectomy?

A splenectomy is the surgical removal of the spleen. For more information, see the Related Link.
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What are partial splenectomies?

In some cases the surgeon removes only part of the spleen. This procedure is considered by some to be a useful compromise that reduces pain from an enlarged spleen while leavi (MORE)
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What is a splenectomy?

Splenectomy is the surgical removal of the spleen, which is an organ that is part of the lymphatic system.
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Why are splenectomies performed?

Splenectomies are performed for. hypersplenism. primary cancers of the spleen. hereditary spherocytosis. Immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). traumatic injury t (MORE)