After being successfully applied to other intraabdominal organs, the laparoscopic approach has been applied to the spleen since 1991. The experience with 17 cases of laparoscopic splenectomy performed due to immune thrombocytopenia purpura (10 instances), hereditary spherocytosis (2 cases), and Hodgkin's disease where the staging was done according to Standford (5 cases), have been reported. With the patient in anti-Trendelenburg position, and the surgeon between the patient's legs, four or five trocars are introduced into the upper abdominal quadrants and the spleen hilum is isolated. Hilar vessels are dissected and ligated with a surgical stapler. A plastic bag is introduced into the abdomen cavity and the spleen is slipped inside; it is then extracted through an umbilical incision after morcellation. Advantages of the open operation include a decrease in postoperative pain, a decrease in pulmonary sequelae, a reduced incidence of subphnic abscesses, and cosmetic advantages. The decrease of postoperative sequelae reduces hospitalization and costs, which are higher for the operation itself (materials and staff's training).

Laparoscopic Splenectomy in the management of hematoligical disease. Surgical technique and outcome of 17 patients.

ANANIA, Gabriele;
1996

Abstract

After being successfully applied to other intraabdominal organs, the laparoscopic approach has been applied to the spleen since 1991. The experience with 17 cases of laparoscopic splenectomy performed due to immune thrombocytopenia purpura (10 instances), hereditary spherocytosis (2 cases), and Hodgkin's disease where the staging was done according to Standford (5 cases), have been reported. With the patient in anti-Trendelenburg position, and the surgeon between the patient's legs, four or five trocars are introduced into the upper abdominal quadrants and the spleen hilum is isolated. Hilar vessels are dissected and ligated with a surgical stapler. A plastic bag is introduced into the abdomen cavity and the spleen is slipped inside; it is then extracted through an umbilical incision after morcellation. Advantages of the open operation include a decrease in postoperative pain, a decrease in pulmonary sequelae, a reduced incidence of subphnic abscesses, and cosmetic advantages. The decrease of postoperative sequelae reduces hospitalization and costs, which are higher for the operation itself (materials and staff's training).
G., Terrosu; A., Donini; F., Silvestri; R., Petri; Anania, Gabriele; G., Barillari; U., Baccarani; A., Risaliti; F., Bresadola
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