Laparoscopic splenectomy: the clinical practice guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

@article{Habermalz2007LaparoscopicST,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy: the clinical practice guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)},
  author={Brigitte Habermalz and Stefan Sauerland and George Decker and Bernard Delaitre and J.-F. Gigot and Emmanouel Leandros and Karin Lechner and Michael Rhodes and Gianfranco Silecchia and Amir Szold and Eduardo Ma Targarona and Paola Torelli and Edgar Neugebauer},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={821-848}
}
Although laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has become the standard approach for most splenectomy cases, some areas still remain controversial. To date, the indications that preclude laparoscopic splenectomy are not clearly defined. In view of this, the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) has developed clinical practice guidelines for LS. An international expert panel was invited to appraise the current literature and to develop evidence-based recommendations. A consensus development… CONTINUE READING
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