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Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Splenomegaly: Case Series with Literature Review

Balram Goyal, Santanu Singha, Harshit Khurana, Manish Manrai, Ritesh Tripathi, Arun K Barnana

Keywords : Case report, Extrahepatic portal vein occlusion, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Noncirrhotic portal fibrosis, Noncirrhotic portal hypertension, Pancytopenia, Splenomegaly

Citation Information : Goyal B, Singha S, Khurana H, Manrai M, Tripathi R, Barnana AK. Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Splenomegaly: Case Series with Literature Review. World J Lap Surg 2024; 17 (2):126-129.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1617

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim and background: Laparoscopic splenectomy for enlarged spleen even for massive splenomegaly can be accomplished with a good overall outcome. Removal of specimens in toto, without morcellate, is also beneficial as it decreases the chances of splenosis. Case description: Here we are presenting our early experience of laparoscopic splenectomy in five cases where one patient had massive splenomegaly. Conclusion: Laparoscopic splenectomy for an enlarged spleen is a safe technique as it causes less post operative pain and the need for analgesia, early recovery, and less postoperative complication in the form of atelectasis. Clinical significance: Splenectomy by laparoscopic should be attempted even in massively enlarged spleen and specimen should be taken out in toto.

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