Atraumatic Indications for Splenectomy

  • Maria S. Altieri
  • Andrew T. Bates


Indications for splenectomy for atraumatic reasons can be divided into several categories, including benign, malignant, and others. This chapter will describe atraumatic indications for splenectomy and provide an algorithmic approach.


Splenectomy Atraumatic Surgical approach 

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  1. Cameron JL, Cameron AM. Current surgical therapy. 12th ed. St. Louis: B.C. Decker; 2017.Google Scholar

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria S. Altieri
    • 1
  • Andrew T. Bates
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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