splenectomy


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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.

splenectomy

(splɪˈnɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of the spleen

sple•nec•to•my

(splɪˈnɛk tə mi)

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

splenectomy

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

sple·nec·to·my

n. esplenectomía, excisión del bazo.

splenectomy

n (pl -mies) esplenectomía
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To the Editor: Childhood splenectomy exposes patients to increased risk of bacterial infections.
The inquest was told that Mr Mitton had his spleen removed - known as a splenectomy - after he was stabbed in the back in what was described as a domestic incident.
Currently approved therapies for ITP include steroids, blood platelet production boosters (TPO-RAs) and splenectomy.
Post-operative period was uneventful and the patient was given vaccinations as per splenectomy immunoprophylaxis.
In conjunction with splenectomy, the second line of treatment involves use of colony-stimulating factors (CSFs) to increase white blood cell (WBC) production.
Bursectomy and splenectomy are additional controversial issues in surgical performance, and trends regarding them will be discussed.
In spring 2012, a PET/CT revealed a low attenuation focus in the spleen consistent with metastatic adenocarcinoma, so she underwent splenectomy.
Splenectomy is the choice of treatment for patients having symptoms.
Pneumococcal Vaccine is recommended to adults aged 64 years and above who have chronic diseases like Sickle cell anemia, kidney failure and splenectomy.
Summary: A student at a school in Tripoli sustained serious injuries and fractures that left him in need of surgery and a splenectomy after an incident on school grounds.
Objective: To determine the surgical outcome of splenectomy in children with thalassemia major.
In August 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new oral suspension formulation, which expanded use of eltrombopag (marketed as Promacta in the USA) to include children 1 year of age and older with chronic ITP who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy.