Surgery Today

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 750–752

Solitary Splenic Metastasis from Ovarian Cancer Successfully Treated by Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Splenectomy: Report of a Case

Authors

  • Hiroshi Yano
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan
  • Takashi Iwazawa
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan
  • Masakatsu Kinuta
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan
  • Yoshiaki Nakano
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan
  • Takeshi Tono
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan
  • Shigeo Matsui
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan
  • Toshiyuki Kanoh
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan
  • Takushi Monden
    • Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, 2-6-40 Karasugatsuji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-8922, Japan

DOI: 10.1007/s005950200142

Cite this article as:
Yano, H., Iwazawa, T., Kinuta, M. et al. Surg Today (2002) 32: 750. doi:10.1007/s005950200142

Abstract.

Solitary splenic metastasis is an extremely rare phenomenon for which splenectomy is generally indicated because a good prognosis can be achieved if chemotherapy is given postoperatively. We report herein a case of solitary splenic metastasis from ovarian cancer, which was completely removed by hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

Key words Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgerySplenectomySplenic tumorSolitary splenic metastasisMinimally invasive surgery
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