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  • Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy) (Fraser Health) [English] 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

    Printing Cost:
    $0.36 (B&W) $2.16 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265602
    Body Location:
    • Immune System
    Disorders and Conditions:
    • Infection,
    • Surgery
    Keywords:
    • Trauma,
    • Recovery,
    • Blood,
    • Cancer,
    • Post-op,
    • Surgeon,
    • rupture,
    • Splenectomy,
    • Idiopathic,
    • Thrombocytopenic,
    • Purpura
    MESH:
    • Spleen
    Demographic:
    • Men,
    • Women
    Site:
    • Fraser Health
    Program:
    • Surgical Services
    Professional or Practice Group:
    • Nursing,
    • Medicine
    Format:
    Booklet
    Paper Size:
    11 x 17
    Paper Colour:
    White
    Title Page Paper Colour:
    White
    Folding:
    Single fold
    Plain Language:
    True
    Reproduction Rights:
    Images: © Fraser Health and courtesy of Calgary Health
    Record Type:
    FHA
    Revision Date:
    January 14, 2021
    Next Revision Date:
    April 29, 2023
    Record Created:
    August 01, 2017
    Record Modified:
    January 14, 2021
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Impressions:
    12

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