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Post-splenectomy syndrome

Definition

Post-splenectomy syndrome is a group of symptoms and signs that often occur after surgery to remove the spleen (splenectomy ).

These include:

Alternative Names

Splenectomy - post-surgery syndrome

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Possible long-term medical problems include:

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Shurin SB. The spleen and its disorders. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ Jr., Shattil SJ, eds. . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2008:chap 163.

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