Laparoscopic and open splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection for portal hypertension.

  title={Laparoscopic and open splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection for portal hypertension.},
  author={Xiao-zhong Jiang and S Zhao and Hong Luo and Bin Huang and Changsong Wang and Lei Chen and You-Jiang Tao},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={15 27},
AIM To compare the outcomes of laparoscopic and open splenectomy and azygoportal devascularization for portal hypertension. METHODS From June 2006 to March 2009, laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection (LSD) were performed on 28 patients with cirrhosis, bleeding due to portal hypertension, and secondary hypersplenism. Success was achieved in 26 patients. Demographic, intraoperative, and postoperative variables of the patients were compared. RESULTS Success of laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING
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