Laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic hamartoma: Case management and clinical consequences.

@article{Namikawa2010LaparoscopicSF,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic hamartoma: Case management and clinical consequences.},
  author={Tsutomu Namikawa and Hiroyuki Kitagawa and Jun Iwabu and Michiya Kobayashi and Manabu Matsumoto and Kazuhiro Hanazaki},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          147-52
        }
}
Splenic hamartoma is a rare benign tumor, and although minimally invasive surgery may be suitable for this condition, there have only been 2 previous reports of laparoscopic surgery. Here we report the third case of splenic hamartoma managed by laparoscopic splenectomy. A 37-year-old male was incidentally diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography with a hypoechoic mass measuring 2.5 cm × 2.4 cm in the spleen. Color Doppler sonography showed multiple flow signals within the mass and contrast… CONTINUE READING