What education should patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease) receive following splenectomy?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Although splenectomy is uncommon with modern therapy, any patient who has undergone this procedure needs to be counseled about vaccination needs and their long-term risk of infection.


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