Technique for Laparoscopic Partial Splenectomy

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Abstract

Summary:

Splenic preservation and conservative management are now accepted norms when dealing with splenic pathologic conditions. This case report describes the technique of laparoscopic partial splenectomy for an undiagnosed splenic lesion. A thorough understanding of splenic anatomy permits laparoscopic partial splenectomy with the resultant benefits, including a decreased risk of postsplenectomy sepsis, short hospital stay, and superior cosmesis. The success and relative ease of performing this procedure will pave the way for its future use in other selective cases involving splenic pathology.

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