Laparoscopic vs open splenectomy in the management of hematologic diseases

  title={Laparoscopic vs open splenectomy in the management of hematologic diseases},
  author={Annibale Donini and Umberto Baccarani and Giovanni Terrosu and Vittorio Corno and Anna Ermacora and Alberto Pasqualucci and Fabrizio Bresadola},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is becoming the gold standard in the treatment of several splenic diseases. Shorter postoperative stay and more rapid return to full activity are the primary advantages of LS. Methods: Prospective data collection of 44 consecutive LS (group 1) and comparison with a historical control group of 56 consecutive open splenectomies (OS) (group 2) were performed for hematologic diseases. Results: The LS patients started earlier on an oral diet (p < 0.0001… CONTINUE READING