Laparoscopic splenectomy is indicated in patients with hematological disorders that have not responded to medical therapy when removal of the spleen is expected to improve the patient’s condition. Indications for laparoscopic splenectomy are essentially the same as for open splenectomy (Table 31.1).
KeywordsThrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Laparoscopic Splenectomy Short Gastric Vessel
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