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

4. Splenic abscess

Splenic abscess
Splenic abscess

Splenic abscess is a rare condition that mostly arises from infection in the heart (bacterial endocarditis). It may be drained without removal of the spleen, but in some conditions, removal of the spleen becomes essential.