Splenectomy

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Laparoscopic splenectomy was initially reported in children in 1993 (Tulman et al. 1993) and since then has become the preferred technique at most institutions. The primary advantages cited for the laparoscopic approach include decreased postoperative pain medication requirement, less intestinal ileus, shorter postoperative hospital stay, and an improved cosmetic appearance. Operative times are usually longer with the laparoscopic approach and in addition to an initial steep learning curve the procedure may be difficult in cases of splenomegaly. Although some reports have questioned the efficacy of accessory spleen detection and potential for residual splenic function if capsular disruption occurs (Gigot et al. 1998; Targarona et al. 1998), most pediatric series have had comparable accessory spleen detection rates between open and laparoscopic cases (Minkes et al. 2000; Moores et al. 1995; Rescorla et al. 1996; Waldhausen and Tapper 1997).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages449-454
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540001157
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Splenectomy
Spleen
Learning Curve
Ileus
Splenomegaly
Operative Time
Postoperative Pain
Cosmetics
Length of Stay
Pediatrics

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Rescorla, F. (2008). Splenectomy. In Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children (pp. 449-454). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49910-7_61

Splenectomy. / Rescorla, Frederick.

Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. p. 449-454.

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Rescorla, F 2008, Splenectomy. in Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 449-454. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49910-7_61
Rescorla F. Splenectomy. In Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2008. p. 449-454 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49910-7_61
Rescorla, Frederick. / Splenectomy. Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. pp. 449-454
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