The Spleen plays multiple supporting roles in the body. It acts as a filter for blood as part of the immune system. Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also helps fight certain kinds of bacteria. Now a days importance of spleen is very well documented, that is why spleen preservation is of utmost importance.
Many problems like Trauma, Hereditary Spherocytosis, Multiple Abscess, Aneurysms, Splenomegaly & Portal Hypertension requires surgical intervention in selected subgroup of patients.