How we do a bloodless partial splenectomy.

@article{Habib2003HowWD,
  title={How we do a bloodless partial splenectomy.},
  author={N Habib and Duncan R. C. Spalding and Giuseppe Navarra and Joanna Nicholls},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={186 2},
  pages={
          164-6
        }
}
Partial splenectomy and Tru-cut biopsy are not routinely practiced because of the lack of vascular control to arrest bleeding. Using radiofrequency energy to coagulate the resection margin and biopsy tract, a 74-year-old woman with a tumor in the lower pole of the spleen underwent partial splenectomy and Tru-Cut biopsy of the spleen. Hemostasis was excellent. Blood loss was minimal and the patient was discharged with a functioning spleen. This new technique may allow safe and bloodless partial… CONTINUE READING
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