How to Deal with Splenic Injury During Laparoscopic Flexure Mobilization

  • Daniel L. FeingoldEmail author
  • Mehraneh D. Jafari


During splenic flexure mobilization the spleen is at risk for injury. This chapter reviews the operative approaches to managing splenic bleeding encountered during splenic flexure release.


Splenic injury Splenic flexure takedown Bleeding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.UC Irvine Health, Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal SurgeryOrangeUSA

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