Laparoscopic splenectomy is now established as a safe and feasible procedure. However, it remains associated with some short- and long-term postoperative complications, especially infectious complications. To our knowledge, this is the first report (with video) focusing on the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic hemi-splenectomy and its surgical outcomes for the treatment of splenic abscesses causing septic emboli. This technique combines the immunological benefits of partial splenectomy and the postoperative benefits of a minimally invasive approach. Further studies are needed to standardize this technique and to assess its immunological and surgical benefits.
KeywordsLaparoscopy Partial splenectomy Infectious complication
Study conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, and critical revision: MDP, MWN, TGVG, ORB, HSH, and MGB.
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