Laparoscopic splenectomy

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Abstract

Splenectomy in childhood usually is required for hematologic disorders such as hereditary spherocytosis, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, or sickle cell disease. The laparoscopic approach for splenectomy in children has been developed and advanced over the past 5 years. New techniques and equipment allow the procedure to be performed safely and effectively. This article details the technique and reports the results of 63 infants, children, and adolescents who underwent laparoscopic splenectomy for hematologic disorders. Although operating times were longer than for open splenectomy, the narcotic requirement was less and length of stay was shorter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998

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Splenectomy
Hereditary Spherocytosis
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Narcotics
Sickle Cell Anemia
Length of Stay
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Laparoscopic splenectomy. / Rescorla, Frederick.

In: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1998, p. 207-212.

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