Surgery of the Spleen

In this episode, Dr James Shapiro discusses surgery of the spleen. Topics covered include:
  • structure and function of the spleen
  • indications for splenectomy
  • preparing a patient for splenectomy
  • surgical approach to the spleen & complications of splenectomy
  • splenic artery aneurysm
  • OPSI (overwhelming post splenectomy infection)

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