A new technique for laparoscopic splenectomy with massively enlarged spleens

Hebra, Andre; Walker, Jennifer D.; Tagge, Edward P.; Johnson, John T.; Hardee, Elise; Othersen, Jr., H. Biemann
December 1998
American Surgeon;Dec1998, Vol. 64 Issue 12, p1161
Academic Journal
Presents a laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) technique in treating hypersplenism and splenomegaly in children with sickle cell disease in Charleston, South Carolina. Description of the LS technique; Comparison of spleen index size before and after the operation; Introduction of Steiner electromechanical morcellator for splenic tissue removal.


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