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Laparoscopic Splenectomy

  • Robert V. Rege

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Laparoscopic Splenectomy Short Gastric Vessel 
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© Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 1999

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