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A Novel Technique of Partial Splenectomy Using Radiofrequency Ablation

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Introduction

Partial splenectomy has frequently been advocated to avoid the risk of overwhelming postsplenectomy sepsis. Concerns over adequate haemostasis during partial splenectomy, however, have limited its widespread use. We have previously reported our experience of using radiofrequency (RF) ablation to minimise blood loss during hepatic and splenic resections.

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In this video, we illustrate the technique of partial splenectomy assisted by RF energy to minimise blood loss.

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Correspondence to Jan Jin Bong.

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Bong, J.J., Kumar, R. & Spalding, D. A Novel Technique of Partial Splenectomy Using Radiofrequency Ablation. J Gastrointest Surg 15, 371–372 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11605-010-1226-7

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Keywords

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Partial splenectomy
  • Minimal blood loss