Splenectomy

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Surgical removal of the spleen.

See also Spleen

Guidance

Acceptable if traumatic, even if requires prophylactic antibiotics. Acceptable if removed for benign intra-abdominal lesion (after discussion with medical officer).

Unacceptable if for malignancy (including myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative neoplasms) immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) or haemolytic anaemia.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Spleen Removal

Ruptured Spleen

Splenic rupture

Asplenism

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012