Laparoscopic splenectomy: operative technique and preliminary report.

  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy: operative technique and preliminary report.},
  author={Ch. Thibault and Joseph Mamazza and Richard J. Letourneau and {\'E}ric Poulin},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy},
  volume={2 3},
A technique of laparoscopic splenectomy was developed on animal models and subsequently applied in two human patients. After creation of a 15 mm Hg pneumoperitoneum, five trocars, two with 12-mm diameters, were introduced into the upper abdomen. The spleen was approached directly by dissection of the gastrosplenic ligament. The short gastric vessels and hilar vessels were individually ligated with metallic clips or a surgical stapler, depending on their size. A plastic bag was then introduced… CONTINUE READING


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