Laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection with intraoperative splenic blood salvage

@article{Wang2012LaparoscopicSA,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection with intraoperative splenic blood salvage},
  author={Yuedong Wang and Yun Tao Ji and Yangwen Zhu and Zhijie Xie and Xiaoli Zhan},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={2195-2201}
}
Intraoperative blood salvage can reduce or avoid perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion. Salvaging the blood in the portal hypertension-induced enlarged spleen becomes an issue of concern during devascularization surgery because an enlarged spleen accommodates a large red cell pool. We report 20 cases of laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection and present the advantages of the use of intraoperative splenic blood salvage during the procedure. A total of 20 cirrhotic patients… CONTINUE READING