Laparoscopic splenectomy: What barriers remain?

Carl A. Weiss, Stephen M. Kavic, Gina L. Adrales, Adrian E. Park

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Conditions that once were considered either relative or absolute contraindications for laparoscopic splenectomy have become fewer and less significant in the overall assessment of candidates for this procedure. Advances in surgical technique, operative conduct, and instrumentation have made it feasible to perform splenectomy laparoscopically with good outcomes and minimal morbidity in a variety of different pathologic conditions. Obesity, malignancy, pregnancy, and splenomegaly are assessed here in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Innovation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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