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splenectomy Line breaks: splen|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /splɪˈnɛktəmi/

Definition of splenectomy in English:

noun (plural splenectomies)

A surgical operation involving removal of the spleen: he needs a splenectomy [mass noun]: both patients underwent splenectomy and made full recoveries
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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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