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Splenic Surgery

  • Brendon J. Coventry
  • David Watson
Chapter
Part of the Surgery: Complications, Risks and Consequences book series (SCRC)

Abstract

Splenectomy can be a challenging procedure, especially if massive, in the emergency setting or with involvement of surrounding organs. Laparoscopic splenectomy for elective small- to medium-sized spleens has removed the complications and consequences of the large laparotomy incision and led to quicker postoperative recovery for patients. This chapter aims to provide useful information on complications, risks, and consequences of open and laparoscopic splenectomy. For other associated procedures, refer to the relevant chapter and volume.

Keywords

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Laparoscopic Splenectomy Paralytic Ileus Short Gastric Vessel Splenic Hilum 
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Further Reading, References, and Resources

Laparoscopic Splenectomy

  1. Coventry BJ, Watson DI, Tucker K, Chatterton B, Suppiah R. Intraoperative scintigraphic localization and laparoscopic excision of accessory splenic tissue. Surg Endosc. 1998;12(2):159–61.Google Scholar
  2. Kollias J, Watson DI, Coventry BJ, Malycha P. Laparoscopic splenectomy using the lateral position: an improved technique. Aust N Z J Surg. 1995;65(10):746–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Watson DI, Coventry BJ, Chin T, Gill PG, Malycha P. Laparoscopic versus open splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Surgery. 1997;121(1):18–22.Google Scholar
  4. Winslow ER, Brunt LM. Perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy: a meta-analysis with an emphasis on complications. Surgery. 2003;134(4):647–53. discussion 654–5.Google Scholar
  5. Winslow ER, Brunt LM, Drebin JA, Soper NJ, Klingensmith ME. Portal vein thrombosis after splenectomy. Am J Surg. 2002;184(6):631–5. discussion 635–6.Google Scholar

Open Splenectomy

  1. Coventry BJ, Watson DI, Tucker K, Chatterton B, Suppiah R. Intraoperative scintigraphic localization and laparoscopic excision of accessory splenic tissue. Surg Endosc. 1998;12(2):159–61.Google Scholar
  2. Watson DI, Coventry BJ, Chin T, Gill PG, Malycha P. Laparoscopic versus open splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Surgery. 1997;121(1):18–22.Google Scholar
  3. Winslow ER, Brunt LM. Perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy: a meta-analysis with an emphasis on complications. Surgery. 2003;134(4):647–53. discussion 654-5.Google Scholar
  4. Winslow ER, Brunt LM, Drebin JA, Soper NJ, Klingensmith ME. Portal vein thrombosis after splenectomy. Am J Surg. 2002;184(6):631–5. discussion 635–6.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Discipline of Surgery, Breast, Endocrine and Surgical Oncology UnitRoyal Adelaide Hospital, University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryFlinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia

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