Laparoscopic splenectomy

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Abstract

The laparoscopic technique for splenectomy has become the preferred method for splenectomy at many institutions over the last 10 years. The advantages of laparoscopic splenectomy include a shortened postoperative hospitalization, improved cosmesis, and less analgesic requirements. It is associated with longer operating times, a steep learning curve, and may be difficult in cases of splenomegaly. A careful search should be made for accessory spleens, and capsular disruption must be avoided. New techniques and smaller instruments have facilitated recent advances in the technical aspects of laparoscopic splenectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-232
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2002

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Splenectomy
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Splenomegaly
Analgesics
Hospitalization
Spleen

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Laparoscopic splenectomy. / Rescorla, Frederick J.

In: Seminars in pediatric surgery, Vol. 11, No. 4, 11.2002, p. 226-232.

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