Image Category: Fundamentals: Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Laparoscopic splenectomy for huge splenomegaly

laparoscopic splenectomy done for huge splenomegaly caused by inherited hemolytic anemia in a young man. Spleen was delivered enblock from a Fanestiel incision. Comment: After getting enough exposure from the hilum of spleen, securing vascular pedicle an

Laparoscopic Splenectomy

The plastic specimen bag has been retrieved through a large port site. A ring forceps is used to fragment the spleen and remove it piecemeal.

Port placement

Port placement for laparoscopic splenectomy, lithotomy position.

Patient Positioning

Patient positioned in 45-degree rotation. Table is further rotated to attain true lateral position, and the patient is flexed downward at the waist to open the space between costal margin and pelvis.

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