Topic: Solid Organ

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 […]

Single-incision Pediatric Endosurgery (SIPES) Splenectomy: What Dictates the Need for Additonal Ports?

Aaron D Seims, MD, Robert T Russell, MD, Elizabeth A Beierle, MD, Mike K Chen, MD, Scott A Anderson, MD, Colin A Martin, MD, Carroll M Harmon. Children’s of Alabama. Introduction: As proficiency with single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) increases over time, more challenging operations such as splenectomy are being performed. While the ultimate goal is […]

Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for malignant lymphoma of the spleen

Michiya Kobayashi, MD, PhD, Ken Okamoto, MD, PhD, Hiromichi Maeda, MD, PhD, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, MD, PhD, Tsutomu Namikawa, MD, PhD, Ken Dabanaka, MD, PhD, Daisuke Nakamura, MD, Koji Oba, PhD, Kazuhiro Hanazaki, MD, PhD. Department of Human Health and Medical Sciences, Kochi Medical School, Nankoku, Japan. We have established hand-assisted laparoscopic (HALS) splenectomy for patients […]

Transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional instruments: preliminary experience in consecutive patients and comparison to standard multiple-incision laparoscopic splenectomy

Ying Fan, Shuodong Wu. Department of the Second General Surgery, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China. Background Application of single-incision laparoscopic surgery(SILS) technique in splenectomy is still in its infancy with limited literature reports for limited indications. The purpose of this study is to study the feasibility […]

Transumbilical Single-access Laparoscopic Left Adrenalectomy for Giant Symptomatic Pheocromocytoma

Giovanni Dapri, MD, PhD, FACS, Viola Zulian, MD, Maria Bortes, MD, Perrine Mathonet, MD, Guy-Bernard Cadiere, MD. European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Brussels, Belgium. Background: Single-access laparoscopy (SAL) has been reported for adrenal gland surgery. This technique can also be applied for patients presenting giant and symptomatic diseases such as pheochromocytoma. Video: A 17-year-old woman […]

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