Long-term outcome after laparoscopic splenectomy related to hematologic diagnosis

  title={Long-term outcome after laparoscopic splenectomy related to hematologic diagnosis},
  author={C. Balague and Eduardo Ma Targarona and Gemma Cerd{\'a}n and Josep Novell and Olga Montero and Gladys Bendahan and Anna Carretero Garc{\'i}a and Albert Pey and Stacie A. Vela and Manuel Rodr{\'i}guez D{\'i}az and Manuel Tr{\'i}as},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has been demonstrated as an effective and safe treatment for hematological disorders requiring spleen removal, especially in cases of normal-sized spleens. However, although results are promising, long-term outcome data are lacking. We reviewed our clinical experience with LS in a series of 255 cases, with particular attention to the long-term outcome related to the disease process requiring LS. From February 1993 to October 2003, LS was attempted in 255 patients… CONTINUE READING