Laparoscopic Splenectomy

  title={Laparoscopic Splenectomy},
  author={Robert E. Glasgow and Sean J. Mulvihill},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Splenectomy is a powerful tool for treatment of hematologic disease, with 70% to 90% of patients achieving long-term improvement. In recent years laparoscopic splenectomy has gained acceptance as a viable alternative to open splenectomy. This review summarizes the indications for laparoscopic splenectomy, the operative techniques, and the most recent results. Laparoscopic splenectomy is evolving and may become the standard operative method for the treatment of the problem spleen. 
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