Splenectomy

  • C. Max Lang

Abstract

Splenectomy (Gk. splēn, spleen and Gk. ektomē, excision) is defined by Dorland1 as “excision or extirpation of the spleen.” Experimental removal of the spleen affords the student surgeon experience in vascular ligation and demonstrates the vasoconstrictive action of a sympathomimetic drug (epinephrine) on the spleen.

Keywords

Splenic Artery Sympathetic Stimulation Accessory Spleen Splenic Vessel Sympathomimetic Drug 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

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  • C. Max Lang

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