Intraoperative acute tumor lysis syndrome during laparoscopic splenectomy preceded by splenic artery embolization.

@article{Leibowitz2007IntraoperativeAT,
  title={Intraoperative acute tumor lysis syndrome during laparoscopic splenectomy preceded by splenic artery embolization.},
  author={Andrew B Leibowitz and Christy Adamsky and Janice L. Gabrilove and Daniel M. Labow},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={210-1}
}
Laparoscopic resection has become the standard of care for routine splenectomy. Preoperative splenic artery embolization for massive splenomegaly has been described to allow a laparoscopic approach in previously ineligible laparoscopic candidates. Our case describes an intraoperative cardiac arrest secondary to tumor lysis after preoperative splenic artery embolization. The patient recovered fully after suffering acute renal failure requiring dialysis for 6 weeks postoperatively. Caution using… CONTINUE READING