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Know about Spleen Removal


Medical Treatment:
  • Indications include an enlarged spleen, painful spleen, or hypersplenism
  • Surgery can be considered for spleen removal
  • A minimally invasive alternative is interventional radiological splenic embolisation
  • Consider vaccination for pneumococcal infections, flu, Hemophilus influenzae type b and meningitis C
  • Low dose antibiotics for at least 2 years after removal or in children or in immunocompromised patients