Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic tumors.

  title={Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic tumors.},
  author={Hiroshi Yano and Yoshiaki Nakano and Takeshi Tono and Tadashi Ohnishi and Takashi Iwazawa and Yutaka Kimura and Toshiyuki Kanoh and Takushi Monden},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  volume={21 3},
BACKGROUND The feasibility of hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy (HALS) for splenic tumors including benign or malignant neoplasms and the associated clinical outcome of the patients remain unclear. METHODS A total of 10 patients with splenic tumors undergoing HALS were retrospectively analyzed in this study. The intraoperative course, postoperative course, and postoperative recovery were evaluated. RESULTS Ten patients with splenic tumors consisted of 5 with benign tumors and 5 with… CONTINUE READING