Splenectomy for massive splenomegaly was effective at easing pressure-related symptoms in most patients suffering from hematologic disorders, according to a study in the Annals of Surgery. Researchers looked at procedures performed during 11 years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and found that more than 97% of patients with pressure-related symptoms experienced relief. Symptoms were controlled for about half of the patients with anemia.

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