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Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Description of surgery to remove spleen and post operative information, recovery at home.You are having surgery (an operation) to remove your spleen. The spleen sits under your ribs on the upper left side of your abdomen. This organ filters blood, removing old or damaged red blood cells. It also helps fight infection. Replaces catalogue #265485 For more information about living without a spleen, see "How to Stay Healthy Without a Spleen" (#266397) (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Immune System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Surgery and Procedures
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Infections,
  • Surgery
  • Trauma,
  • Recovery,
  • Blood,
  • Cancer,
  • Post-op,
  • Surgeon,
  • Rupture,
  • Splenectomy,
  • Idiopathic,
  • Thrombocytopenic,
  • Purpura
  • Adults
  • Surgical Services
Revision Date:
January 14, 2021
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Images: © Fraser Health and courtesy of Calgary Health
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