Laparoscopic splenectomy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: outcome and long-term results.

@article{Bresler2002LaparoscopicSF,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: outcome and long-term results.},
  author={Laurent Bresler and Agn{\`e}s Guerci and Laurent Brunaud and Ahmet Ayav and Hugues Sebbag and J. M. Tortuyaux and Pierre Lederlin and Patrick Boissel},
  journal={World journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={111-4}
}
The technical feasibility of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has been recently established. However, data regarding the efficacy of the procedure with long-term follow-up of patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are scarce. The objective of this study was to determine retrospectively the immediate efficacy and the long-term results of a standardized laparoscopic procedure applied to patients with ITP refractory to medical treatment. Laparoscopic splenectomy was performed in 35… CONTINUE READING

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