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The recommended treatment options will be dependent upon the underlying causes of the enlarged spleen. As an enlarged spleen is typically a sign of another underlying medical condition, it is important to understand the cause before establishing a proper treatment for the animal. In severe cases, removal of the spleen (splenectomy) may be recommended.
Many of the common underlying medical causes are treatable with prescription medication. In the event that the spleen is removed, your ferret will require rehabilitation to heal properly; its activity should also be restricted.
A condition in which the spleen becomes enlarged
A surgical procedure in which the spleen is removed.
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