A laparoscopic splenectomy in combination with cholecystectomy in the treatment of hereditary spherocytosis and cholecystolithiasis

Toru Beppu, Yoshihiro Masuda, Shigeru Katafuchi, Hiroshi Egami, Kazuko Sakai, Mikako Ueno, Makoto Hashizume, Makoto Kawakita, Kiyoshi Takatsuki, Michio Ogawa

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Abstract

We performed laparoscopic splenectomy in combination with cholecystectomy in a 16-year-old girl with hereditary spherocytosis and cholecystolithiasis. The levels of hemoglogin and serum total bilirubin returned to normal immediately after surgery. The laparoscopic procedure is less invasive than open cholecystectomy or splenectomy in terms of the changes in serum interleukin 6 levels after surgery. This approach can be used in the treatment of spherocytosis with cholecystolithiasis, and it offers both functional and cosmetic advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1050-1054
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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