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sple·nec·to·my

 (splĭ-nĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. sple·nec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the spleen.

sple·nec′to·mize′ (-mīz′) v.
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splenectomy

(splɪˈnɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of the spleen
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sple•nec•to•my

(splɪˈnɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical excision or removal of the spleen.
[1855–60]
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splenectomy

Surgery to remove the spleen.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splenectomy - surgical removal of the spleen
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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Translations

sple·nec·to·my

n. esplenectomía, excisión del bazo.
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splenectomy

n (pl -mies) esplenectomía
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References in periodicals archive ?
A splenectomy was planned and she was referred to the surgical unit.
Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children are proud to offer adolescent and pediatric robotic procedures for the following conditions: Appendectomy, Intestinal resection, Choledochal Cyst, Cholecystectomy, Splenectomy, Partial Splenectomy, Adrenalectomy, Nissen Fundoplication, Heller Myotomy, Pyloroplasty, Intestinal Resection, Ileostomy, Colon Resection, Colectomy with Pull Through, Correction of Malrotation and Ovarian Cyst Removal.
Splenectomy is regarded as a first-line curative treatment for thrombocytopenia and leukopenia resulting from hypersplenism in patients with cirrhosis.
Splenectomy, the gold standard treatment, has fallen out of favour, given the important immunological functions of the spleen in children.
The company said the US FDA approved the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Nplate (romiplostim) for the treatment of pediatric patients one year of age and older with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for at least six months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy.
Food and Drug Administration has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application for Nplate for the treatment of pediatric patients one year of age and older with immune thrombocytopenia for at least six months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy. The approval was based on two placebo-controlled studies - Phase 3 and Phase 1/2 - evaluating the safety and efficacy of Nplate in pediatric patients.
The art student has had surgery to stop bleeding on her brain and fix her fractured skull, plus a splenectomy.
Early initiation of anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) and immediate percutaneous drainage procedures can avoid untoward splenectomy and mortality.
Due to the high mortality rate, splenectomy with adjuvant antibiotic therapy remains the main treatment.
Three patients reported a previous episode of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGB) due to rupture of esophageal varices, and two of them had undergone splenectomy. In three patients, the indication of LT as HCC therapy was due to bilobar tumor involvement and in the remaining three due to signs of hepatic failure, such as ascites and/or jaundice.