Single-Access Laparoscopic Splenectomy

  • Eduardo M. TargaronaEmail author
  • Carlos Rodriguez Luppi
  • Luis Pallares
  • Julio Lopez Monclova
  • Carmen Balague
  • Manuel Trias


Multiport laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is considered the “gold standard” for the management of surgical diseases in normal or slightly enlarged spleens. The concept of minimal invasive surgical techniques has progressed from standard multiport laparoscopy to single-port access (SPA). Simultaneously, a concept of reduced port surgery (RPS) has emerged trying to overcome the difficulties of SPA. The reduction of the number and size of incisions as well as the use of natural orifices or scars permits to preserve the integrity of the abdominal wall, reduces the number and size of wounds, and improves the esthetic outcome. The technique of single-incision splenectomy as well as of reduced port splenectomy is described.


Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Laparoscopic Splenectomy Splenic Cyst Tall Patient Minimal Invasive Surgical Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo M. Targarona
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos Rodriguez Luppi
    • 1
  • Luis Pallares
    • 1
  • Julio Lopez Monclova
    • 1
  • Carmen Balague
    • 1
  • Manuel Trias
    • 1
  1. 1.Service of SurgeryHospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)BarcelonaSpain

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