splenectomy

Removal of the spleen. [splen- + G. ektome, excision]

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sple·nec·to·my spli-'nek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical excision of the spleen

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n.
surgical removal of the spleen. This is sometimes necessary in the emergency treatment of bleeding from a ruptured spleen and in the treatment of some blood diseases. Splenectomy in children may diminish the immune response to infections.

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sple·nec·to·my (sple-nekґtə-me) [splen- + -ectomy] excision or extirpation of the spleen.

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  • Splenectomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = ICD10 = ICD9 = 41.43 ICD9 mult = ICD9proc|41.5 MeshID = D013156 OtherCodes = A splenectomy is a procedure that involves the removal of the spleen by operative means.IndicationsThe spleen, similar in …   Wikipedia

  • splenectomy — n. surgical removal of the spleen. This is sometimes necessary in the emergency treatment of bleeding from a ruptured spleen and in the treatment of some blood diseases. Splenectomy in children may diminish the immune response to infections …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • splenectomy — noun (plural mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 surgical removal of the spleen • splenectomize transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splenectomy — /spli nek teuh mee/, n., pl. splenectomies. Surg. excision or removal of the spleen. Also called lienectomy. [1855 60; SPLEN + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • splenectomy — noun The surgical removal of the spleen …   Wiktionary

  • splenectomy — n. surgical removal of the spleen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • splenectomy — [splɪ nɛktəmi] noun (plural splenectomies) a surgical operation involving removal of the spleen …   English new terms dictionary

  • splenectomy — sple·nec·to·my …   English syllables

  • splenectomy — sple•nec•to•my [[t]splɪˈnɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg surgical excision or removal of the spleen • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

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