Laparoscopic splenectomy aided by balloon occlusion of the splenic artery: Report of a case

H. Yamashita, J. Ohuchida, H. Shimura, H. Aibe, H. Honda, S. Kuroki, K. Chijiiwa, M. Tanaka

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    Abstract

    Laparoscopic splenectomy often involves difficulties in patients with splenomegaly because of a poor visual field and distorted and enlarged vessels secondary to the enlarged spleen. For safe and efficient laparoscopic splenectomy, we performed balloon occlusion of the splenic artery with the interventional angiographic technique in a patient with hereditary spherocytosis and splenomegaly. This new approach may be useful in terms of safety and time savings, especially in patients with splenomegaly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)326-329
    Number of pages4
    JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
    Volume6
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Surgery

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