Spleen Problems and Spleen Removal Center

The spleen is a small organ located on the left side of the abdomen under the rib cage. The spleen is part of the immune system and plays an important role in fighting infections. Surgical removal of the spleen is called splenectomy. The most common reasons to do a splenectomy are to treat a ruptured spleen, an enlarged spleen or other disorders of the spleen and blood disorders. Read more: Spleen Problems and Spleen Removal Article

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