- excision or removal of the spleen.
Origin of splenectomy
Also called lienectomy.
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The numbers we found in our blood investigations in man after splenectomy were also normal.
After splenectomy in rabbits the increase in these values is absent.
Fioravanti reported a case of splenectomy with the recovery of the patient.The Century of Columbus
James J. Walsh
The cases are more frequent in which a splenectomy has been undertaken on account of disease of the spleen.
Cases of splenectomy of this kind are transitional to the chronic diseases of the spleen.
- surgical removal of the spleen
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- Surgical removal of the spleen.
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