Splenectomy (Spleen Removal); Splenectomy Indications & How Is Splenectomy Done?

Considerations after splenectomy

Considerations after splenectomy

As mentioned above, removal of the spleen has an effect on the body’s immunity and therefore, it is usually avoided in children under 6, but if it has to be done, then vaccination is given prior to its removal as well as antibiotic prophylaxis -regular doses of antibiotics usually penicillin given to avoid infection and control it early-.