What is Splenectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Splenectomy is the surgical removal of the spleen, which is an organ that is part of the lymphatic system. Splenectomies are performed for a variety of different reasons and with different degrees of urgency.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura 3 1
Hereditary spherocytosis 2 0
Pancreatic cancer 2 0
Car accident 1 0
Enlarged spleen 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Splenectomy

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
High platelet count 1

Duration

Stopped having Splenectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Splenectomy.