Topic: Solid Organ

Single incision laparoscopic splenectomy: feasibility and comparison to multiport laparoscopic splenectomy.

Masataka Ikeda, MD, Mitsugu Sekimoto, MD, Koji Takami, MD, Motohiro Hirao, MD, Michihiko Miyazaki, MD, Hideyasu Ohmiya, MD, Atsushi Miyamoto, MD, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, MD, Tadashi Asaoka, MD, Masakazu Miyake, MD, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, MD, Naotsugu Haraguchi, MD, Shoji Nakamori, MD. Osaka National Hospital. Background: We have started single incision laparoscopic splenectomy (SILS) since 2009, and have […]


Andreas Kiriakopoulos, MD, Dimitrios Linos, MD. Hygeia Hospital. Introduction: Retroperitoneal adrenalectomy comprises an alternative approach in the management of adrenal tumors that has been set as the treatment of choice in our Institution. Since pheochromocytoma constitute the most challenging adrenal pathology, we assess the impact of retroperitoneal adrenalectomy in the management of hereditary and sporadic […]

Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Burhan Mayir, Tuna Bilecik, Umit Koc, Cemal Ozben Ensari, Mehmet Tahir Oruc, Nurullah Bulbuller. Antalya Education and Research Hospital. Introduction Laparoscopic splenectomy has become the preferred surgical procedure for the elective splenctomy. In this study, we present our experience with laparoscopic splenectomy. Matherial-Method The files of patients who underwent laparoscopic splenectomy reviewed retrospectively. Diagnosis, operation […]

Wandering spleen presenting with torsion, ITP exacerbation

Eric W Owings, MD, Sagar Gandhi, MD, Todd Nickloes, DO, Andrea M Alexander, MD. Univsity of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville. Introduction: Wandering spleen is a rare medical condition in which the spleen is not located in the left upper quadrant but rather in variable locations of the dependent abdomen due to the absence of peritoneal […]

Laparoscopic Removal of a Massive Spleen

Alisa M Coker, MD, Joslin Cheverie, MD, Ryan C Broderick, MD, Cristina R Harnsberger, MD, Bryan J Sandler, MD, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD. University of California San Diego. We present the case of an 82 year old male requiring multiple admissions and transfusions for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Computed tomography revealed a very […]

Laparoscopic removal of an accessory spleen for recurrent idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura 5 years after laparoscopic splenectomy

Hugo Bonatti, MD, Daniel Medina, MD, Stephen Kavic, MD. University of Maryland. Background: Treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) refractory to medical management consists of splenectomy with a high success rate. Recurrent ITP may be due to regrowth of a missed accessory spleen. Case report: A 59 year old female had undergone laparoscopic splenectomy for […]

Number of Lymph nodes removed during radical prostatectomy for early prostate cancer as it relates to outcome

Ebrahim Abdal, Dr, Amina Bouhelal, Dr, Bijendra Patel, Mr, Hitendra Patel, Professor. Barts Cancer Institute Queen Mary University of London. Background: Pelvic lymphadenectomy has always been considered as a gold standard method in staging of prostate cancer. It is also worthy to note that to this date there is no consensus within the medical literature […]

Renal Parenchyma Perfusion During Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

Adam J Reid, MD, Myron Powell, MD, Carl Westcott, MD. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. INTRODUCTION Renal blood flow during Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy is poorly documented. This is important because there is concern about the effects of arterial spasm on renal perfusion during mobilization and dissection of the renal artery. Some surgeons feel it […]

Laparoscopic Assisted Splenctomy for Splenomegaly by Malignat Lymphoma and Hypersplenisms

Shinjiro Tomiyasu, MD, PhD, Kazutoshi Okabe, MD, PhD, Hiroyuki Komori, MD, Osamu Sano, MD, Akira Tsuji, MD, Hiroshi Tanaka, MD, Shinji Ishikawa, MD, PhD, Hiroki Sugita, MD, PhD, Tetsumasa Arita, MD, PhD, Yasushi Yagi, MD, PhD, Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, MD, PhD, Masahiko Hirota, MD, PhD, Toru Beppu, MD, PhD, FACS, Hideo Baba, MD, PhD, FACS. Kumamoto […]

Partial splenectomy in the management of blunt splenic trauma

Hamdy S Abd Allah, PhD. Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit, General Surgery Department, Faculty Of Medicine, Tanta University. Background: A ruptured spleen caused by blunt abdominal injury was often treated by splenectomy. Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection occurs in 1.4% of all such cases and the mortality is about 50-80%. There is a hard evidence to support the concept […]

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