Definition of splenectomy in US English:



  • A surgical operation involving removal of the spleen.

    ‘he needs a splenectomy’
    mass noun ‘both patients underwent splenectomy and made full recoveries’
    • ‘We performed a splenectomy and ligated the bleeding vessels.’
    • ‘The radiologic impression was that the lesions represented splenic abscesses, and the patient subsequently underwent a splenectomy.’
    • ‘A laparoscopic splenectomy usually is recommended when the child has stabilized to ward off the effects of SSC.’
    • ‘A partial pancreatectomy, coupled with a splenectomy, was performed to remove the tumor.’
    • ‘Because the findings were highly suspicious for lymphoma, a laparoscopic splenectomy was performed and the specimen was sent to the pathology department.’
    • ‘Accessory spleens also have been observed in as many as 36.7% of children who underwent a splenectomy for SCD.’
    • ‘He underwent an emergency splenectomy, from which he made a full recovery.’
    • ‘At age 27 years, she had undergone an uncomplicated OLT, with shunt removal and intraoperative splenectomy.’
    • ‘Patients who are immunocompromised or who have undergone a splenectomy are at increased risk for severe complications.’
    • ‘Because of this, a splenectomy, or surgical removal of the spleen, may be done to combat the disorder.’
    • ‘He had undergone a splenectomy and porto-caval shunt.’
    • ‘The circulating nurse connects the video camera cords, light cord, carbon dioxide tubing, and other connections so the laparoscopic splenectomy procedure can begin.’
    • ‘In clinical practice, this recommendation is often extended to include all children with congenital asplenia or surgical splenectomy.’
    • ‘Laparoscopic splenectomy is the procedure of choice for removing a normal sized spleen.’
    • ‘As with any major abdominal procedure, a laparoscopic splenectomy procedure has potential risks for the child with SCD.’
    • ‘Examples of advanced laparoscopic procedures include splenectomies, colostomy takedowns, colectomies, and Nissen fundoplications.’
    • ‘In case 1, the surgeons documented that during the splenectomy, the ruptured spleen was difficult to remove because of extensive adhesions.’
    • ‘Most surgeons who perform a laparoscopic splenectomy make five to six incisions for port access in the adult patient.’
    • ‘He underwent laparotomy with splenectomy and splenic artery resection.’
    • ‘Surgical history included a splenectomy for ITP and a cholecystectomy.’