Open spleen removal in adults - dischargeSplenectomy - adult - discharge; Spleen removal - adult - discharge
You had surgery to remove your spleen. This operation is called splenectomy. Now that you're going home, follow your health care provider's instructions on how to care for yourself while you heal.
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