Introduction: We aimed to assess the hospital experience and body image – cosmesis after laparoscopic or open conventional splenectomy.
Methods and procedures: Patients who underwent splenectomy were invited to fill out the questionnaires evaluating hospital experience, body image and cosmetic results. Student’s t-test, paired samples t-test and ki-square test were used for statistical analaysis.
Results: A total of 72 patients (34 laparoscopic splenectomy [LS], 38 open splenectomy [OS]) participated to the study. Favorable scores from modified hospital experience questionnaire were seen in the LS group, compared to the OS group (P
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