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Post-splenectomy syndrome

Post-splenectomy syndrome can occur after surgery to remove the spleen. It consists of a group of symptoms and signs such as:

Possible Complications

Possible long-term medical problems include:

Alternative Names

Splenectomy - post-surgery syndrome



Connell NT, Shurin SB, Schiffman FJ. The spleen and its disorders. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ Jr, Silberstein LE, Heslop HE, Weitz JI, Anastasi J, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:chap 162.

Update Date 2/13/2015

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