Laparoscopic Splenectomy

  • Periclis J. Tzardis
  • Vasillis Laopodis
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Since the first cautious steps in laparoscopic surgery after its advent at the late 1980s, minimal access surgical techniques are now well established and applicable in the management of various surgical pathology. In the course of time, the experience and dexterity of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery have widened considerably. On the other hand, technology in the field of imaging and image transportation, as well as the functional design and construction of advanced laparoscopic instruments, are rapidly progressing. Combined with the enthusiastic acceptance by the public of laparoscopic procedures, these facts resulted in a tremendous increase of the number of classical surgical operations that are now performed laparoscopically.


Splenic Artery Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Laparoscopic Splenectomy 
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  • Periclis J. Tzardis
  • Vasillis Laopodis

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