Laparoscopic splenectomy: present status and future perspective.

  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy: present status and future perspective.},
  author={Charles F. Bellows and John Frederick Sweeney},
  journal={Expert review of medical devices},
  volume={3 1},
Laparoscopic splenectomy has become widely accepted as the approach of choice for the surgical treatment of benign and malignant hematologic diseases. Advances in technology have led to better outcomes for the procedure, and have allowed surgeons to apply the technique to disease processes that were at one time felt to be contraindications to laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING