Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)

Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)

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WHAT IS THE SPLEEN?

The spleen is a blood-filled organ located in the upper left abdominal cavity. It is a storage organ for red blood cells and contains many specialized white blood cells which act to filter blood. The spleen is part of the immune system and also removes old and damaged blood particles from your system. The spleen helps the body identify and kill bacteria. The spleen can affect the platelet count, the red blood cell count and even the white blood count.

Date

18 November 2019

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