Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 305–308 | Cite as

Laparoscopic splenectomy — technical aspects

  • B. Delaitre
  • B. Maignien
Case Report


Since the recent development of endoscopic cholecystectomy various other digestive disorders have been treated endoscopically. Using the endo-GIA stapler the authors report a case of laparoscopic splenectomy. Five trocar sheaths were used. Once detached, the spleen was cut into fragments in a plastic bag intraabdominally, which allowed its removal. Splenectomy was performed for a girl who had an autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). No operative transfusion was required. The patient was discharged after an uncomplicated postoperative recovery. The cosmetic result is good.

Key words

Laparoscopic splenectomy Endoscopic cholecystectomy Spleen Thrombocytopenic purpura 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Delaitre
    • 1
  • B. Maignien
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinique ChirurgicaleHopital CochinParisFrance

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