What Causes Pain In Spleen Area?

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Spleen removal (splenectomy) is surgery to remove a diseased or damaged spleen. This organ is in the upper part of your belly, on the left side underneath the rib cage.

The spleen helps your body fight germs and infections. It also helps filter your blood.


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Splenectomy; Laparoscopic splenectomy; Spleen removal - laparoscopic


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The spleen is removed while you are under general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free). Your surgeon may do either an open splenectomy or a...

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