Laparoscopic splenectomy in children. Preliminary results and comparison with the open technique.

@article{Yoshida1995LaparoscopicSI,
  title={Laparoscopic splenectomy in children. Preliminary results and comparison with the open technique.},
  author={Ken-ichi Yoshida and Yuichiro Yamazaki and Ryoji Mizuno and Hiroshi Yamadera and Akira Hara and Jun Yoshizawa and Motoshi Kanai},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 12},
  pages={1279-82}
}
To determine the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) in children, a retrospective review of our preliminary experience using LS was compared to results in patients who previously underwent open splenectomy (OS). From July 1993 to January 1995, we performed eight LS procedures in six children with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) and two with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was simultaneously done in one case with HS. There were 4 males and 4… CONTINUE READING
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