Laparoscopic splenectomy in childhood

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Abstract

Splenectomy is useful in children with hematologic disorders including hereditary spherocytosis, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, and sickle cell disease. Laparoscopic splenectomy in children has developed into a safe and effective procedure, resulting in shorter length of hospital stay, less postoperative discomfort, and improved cosmesis. The operating times are generally longer for a laparoscopic splenectomy than for open splenectomy, and the occurrence of an intraoperative splenic capsular disruption or a missed accessory spleen can lead to reoccurrence of the primary process. This article details the technique of laparoscopic splenectomy and summarizes the results in 75 infants, children, and adolescents who underwent laparoscopic splenectomy for hematologic disorders at a single institution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-175
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques
Volume2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Splenectomy
Length of Stay
Hereditary Spherocytosis
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spleen

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Laparoscopic splenectomy in childhood. / Rescorla, Frederick.

In: Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1998, p. 167-175.

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