A splenectomy is the total or partial surgical removal of the spleen. Laparoscopy procedure uses smaller surgical cuts. It usually results in less pain, a faster recovery, less risk of infection, small scars, and a shorter hospital stay. Read more: How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Splenectomy? Article
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Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) Symptoms, Signs, Causes,Treatment
An enlarged spleen or splenomegaly, is generally caused by other diseases or conditions such as infections, cancers, blood disorders, or decreased blood flow. Symptoms of an enlarged spleen are often unnoticed. A feeling of fullness after eating a small amount of food and not being able to eat large meals may be a symptom of an enlarged spleen. Treatment for an enlarged spleen depends upon the cause.
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