Laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection for bleeding varices with hypersplenism.

@article{Wang2008LaparoscopicSA,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection for bleeding varices with hypersplenism.},
  author={Yue Wang and Huan Ye and Zai Y Ye and Yang Zhu and Zhi Xie and Jin Hui Zhu and Jin M Liu and Ting Zhao},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
BACKGROUND Bleeding from esophageal varices is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with portal hypertension. The ideal surgical procedure should control bleeding with as little impairment of liver function as possible and with low rates of encephalopathy. Recently, significant progress in laparoscopic technology has enabled laparoscopic splenectomy and devascularization of the lower esophagus and upper stomach in a less invasive way. In this paper, we present preliminary… CONTINUE READING
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