Laparoscopic splenectomy for a huge splenic cyst without preoperative drainage: report of a case.


Laparoscopic splenectomy currently is a safe procedure and offers better cosmetic results, less pain, and a shorter hospital stay than the traditional open procedure. However, there have been only a few reports of laparoscopic removal of giant splenic cysts. An 18-year-old woman was admitted with abdominal fullness. CT scans and MRI images of the upper… (More)


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