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How is an enlarged spleen treated?

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In most cases, treatment of the underlying cause of the enlarged spleen can prevent removal of the spleen. In some cases, the spleen will need to be removed surgically.

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Splenomegaly."

eMedicine: "Splenomegaly."

Nemours Foundation: "Spleen and Lymphatic System."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 27, 2020

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Splenomegaly."

eMedicine: "Splenomegaly."

Nemours Foundation: "Spleen and Lymphatic System."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 27, 2020

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