Laparoscopic Splenectomy: What Barriers Remain?

Weiss III, Carl A.; Kavic, Stephen M.; Adrales, Gina L.; Park, Adrian E.
March 2005
Surgical Innovation;Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
Conditions that once were considered either relative or absolute contraindications for laparoscopic splenectomy have become fewer and less significant in the overall assessment of candidates for this procedure. Advances in surgical technique, operative conduct, and instrumentation have made it feasible to perform splenectomy laparoscopically with good outcomes and minimal morbidity in a variety of different pathologic conditions. Obesity, malignancy, pregnancy, and splenomegaly are assessed here in detail.


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