splenectomy


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splenectomy

[splə′nek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the spleen.
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In infants and children, splenectomy is conducted mostly to treat splenic trauma, hereditary spherocytosis, and ITP.
Following the splenectomy, her WBC count increased to 6,000-7,000 cells/microliter.
Bursectomy and splenectomy, as a part of lymphadenectomy, remain controversial and have been performed without clear evidence of survival benefit.
5) Treatment with splenectomy improves long-term survival.
It is essential that these patients are timely diagnosed and treated by splenectomy because 25% of hemangiomas more than 4 cm in diameter tend to rupture spontaneously.
Average blood transfusion requirement was 250 ml/kg/year, interval of blood transfusion was two weeks and twenty five visits per year before splenectomy.
An open splenectomy was done, and the specimen was sent for histopathological examination.
A splenectomy was not performed, as transfusions were sufficient to maintain adequate patient hemoglobin levels.
Some authors have reported that splenic artery embolization (SAE) is an effective alternative to splenectomy for the treatment of gastric variceal bleeding with left-sided portal hypertension [2, 5, 6].
With the development of advanced imaging devices, it has been found that PVST after splenectomy is not a rare complication with an incidence of 5%-25% [7].
Iatrogenic splenectomy may lead to the risk of subsequent overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI) and longterm risk of cardiovascular complications.