Laparoscopic splenectomy

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Background: Elective splenectomy is often performed for hematological diseases, some of which cause only moderate enlargement of the spleen. The avoidance of an extensive upper abdominal incision is desirable in such cases and laparoscopic splenectomy offers significant potential advantages over the open operation if it can be performed safely and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00191622

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