Early ligation of the splenic artery in the leaning spleen approach to laparoscopic splenectomy.

@article{Palanivelu2006EarlyLO,
  title={Early ligation of the splenic artery in the leaning spleen approach to laparoscopic splenectomy.},
  author={Chinnasamy Palanivelu and Kalpesh Jani and Vijaykumar Malladi and Roshan U. Shetty and Rangasamy Senthilkumar and Gobi S Maheshkumar},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={339-44}
}
BACKGROUND A variety of approaches have been proposed for laparoscopic splenectomy, including the anterior approach, the lateral approach (hanging spleen technique), and the semilateral approach (leaning spleen technique). We advocate a leaning spleen approach with early ligation of the splenic artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Since 1997, we have performed 120 laparoscopic splenectomies using the leaning spleen approach along with early ligation of the splenic artery. The patient is placed in a… CONTINUE READING

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