Laparoscopic splenectomy for massive splenomegaly: operative technique and case report.

@article{Poulin1995LaparoscopicSF,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy for massive splenomegaly: operative technique and case report.},
  author={{\'E}ric Poulin and Ch. Thibault},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={1995},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={69-72}
}
Although laparoscopic splenectomy is the preferred technique for the elective removal of normal-sized and moderately enlarged spleens, its value in the management of massive splenomegaly has not been defined. A 33-year-old woman with massive splenomegaly was managed by laparoscopic splenectomy. The splenic vessels were embolized preoperatively to reduce operative blood loss. Laparoscopic surgery involved dissection of the suspensory ligaments at the lower pole of the spleen followed by… CONTINUE READING

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