Splenectomy

Last updated 30.06.13

 

 Definition

-  Surgical removal of spleen

 

Features

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Indications

-  Splenic Rupture: trauma (blunt injury, MVA..) 40%

-  Most common

-  Hereditary Spherocytosis

-  Splenomegaly

-  Idiopathic Thrombocytopaenc Purpura (ITP)

-  Lymphoma

 

Procedure

-  Laparoscopic or open

-  Open usually required for trauma

 

Complications

-  Thrombocytosis: clot formation

-  Asplenia

   

 

 

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