What we learned from the experience of laparoscopic splenectomy in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)--single surgeon experiences.

@article{Kang2006WhatWL,
  title={What we learned from the experience of laparoscopic splenectomy in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)--single surgeon experiences.},
  author={Chang Moo Kang and Jae Gil Lee and Kyung Sik Kim and Jin Sub Choi and Woo Jung Lee and Byong Ro Kim},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={151-5}
}
From October 1994 to December 2004, 50 cases of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) have been carried out by a single surgeon for treating patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This study was performed to analyze a single surgeon's experiences of LS in ITP and discuss lesions that we have learned and the technical changes based on perioperative outcomes of LS. It seems that strict right lateral decubitus is definitively the position of choice because it ensures good exposure of… CONTINUE READING

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