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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 699-705

Laparoscopic splenectomy in benign splenic lesions: Tanta University experience

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

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BSc Kareem A Farouk
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, 31111
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DOI: 10.4103/ejs.ejs_52_20

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Background Elective splenectomy is a surgical treatment for a wide range of diseases, including unexplained splenomegaly, autoimmune, malignant, hereditary, and congenital disorders. Aim The aim was to evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) in different benign splenic disorders. Materials and methods This prospective cohort study was conducted on 40 patients prepared for splenectomy in the Gastrointestinal, Liver and Laparoscopic Surgery Unit, General Surgery Department, Tanta University Hospitals, through 2 years. The authors included all patients with age more than 18 years with benign splenic lesions with splene size up to 24 cm. The authors excluded all patients with suspicion of malignancy. Procedure LS with posterolateral approach was performed. Conclusion LS is a safe procedure in the treatment of benign splenic lesions.

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