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Splenectomy (laparoscopic / Open Approach)

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Splenectomy is a surgery performed to remove the splee[a][b]n if you have a ruptured sleep caused due to severe abdominal injury; enlarged spleen; blood disorders that may be treated with splenectomy like idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, polycythemia vera, and thalassemia; Cancers that may be treated with splenectomy including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and hairy cell leukemia; chronic lymphocytic leukemia; inflammation (abscess) in your spleen; or cysts and tumors inside the spleen. In laparoscopic splenectomy, four small incisions are made in the abdomen and a thin tube with a camera is inserted through one. Based on the video/images, the spleen is removed with surgical tools inserted through the other three incisions. In an open splenectomy, a larger incision is made in the middle of the abdomen, and muscles and other tissues are moved aside to reveal the spleen for removal.