Definition of splenectomy in English:


Syllabification: sple·nec·to·my
Pronunciation: /spləˈnektəmē

noun (plural splenectomies)

  • A surgical operation involving removal of the spleen.
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    • Because of this, a splenectomy, or surgical removal of the spleen, may be done to combat the disorder.
    • Examples of advanced laparoscopic procedures include splenectomies, colostomy takedowns, colectomies, and Nissen fundoplications.
    • Surgical history included a splenectomy for ITP and a cholecystectomy.

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