Splenectomy

What is Splenectomy?

Splenectomy meaning Splenectomy may occur as part of a full staging laparotomy or occasionally as a separate procedure. Unsuspected Hodgkin lymphoma is found in about 25% of splenectomy specimens. Depending on the severity of some lymphomas, a splenectomy may be done to lessen symptoms.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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