Splenectomy - post-surgery syndrome
Post-splenectomy syndrome is a group of symptoms and signs that frequently occur after surgical removal of the spleen (splenectomy).
- thrombocytosis (increased platelet count, which can cause Blood clots)
- destruction of red blood cells
- increased susceptibility to severe infections, especially with organisms such as streptococcus pneumoniae
by Mamikon Bozoyan, M.D.
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