Technical advances in pediatric laparoscopy have had a beneficial impact on splenectomy.


PURPOSE The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effects of recent technical advances on the safety and benefits of pediatric laparoscopic splenectomy. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of patients undergoing laparoscopic splenectomy from January 1998 to January 2000. Technical advances utilized during this period included the harmonic… (More)