Laparoscopic surgery for splenic disorders. Lessons learned from a series of 64 cases.

Abstract

Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has recently been gaining acceptance as an alternative to open splenectomy. However, several aspects, such as learning curve, residual splenic function, and management of large spleens, remain controversial. In this paper we present the analysis of technical details and immediate and late outcome of a consecutive series of 64… (More)

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