spleen and tonsils regrew after both removed in childhood

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I recently had an MRI for an unrelated matter when there was comment about a substantial scar and question about abdominal surgery. I said I had had a bad horse riding accident at 9 and had a splenectomy - common practice for a ruptured spleen in 1961, just scoop it all out.   It apparently regrew and is a normal healthy spleen.  Also I had my tonsils out at 5 (standard procedure in the 50's) and found in my 20's that they had regrown.  My mother, now 88, had her tonsils out as a child and they regrew as well.  I am curious to know how frequently this occurs in the population,  I have only known of my mother and myself to regrow tonsils and was surprised, and rather pleased, my spleen made a complete reappearance.

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    Get out !!!! Seriously ... wow... wish mine woukd grow back ..😩

    What did docs say about spleen regrowing ... how why ??

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    Hi minnkI

    I too had my spleen removed along with the small bowel due to a road accident when I was 8 around the same time as you. I've just got back from the docs to find out that an ultra sound i had revealed I still had a spleen.....the doc was as confused as me. ..

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