Immediate Outcome Afte 350 Laparoscopic Splenectomies (ls). A Single Team 15 Years Experience

Laparoscopy has become the gold standard approach for LS. It relative infrequency impairs the obtention of definitive or evidence based data. LS outcome would differ according the hematological diagnosis, and the size of the spleen is considered a critical factor related to the outcome. Aim: To asses the impact of primary diagnosis (benign/malignant) or spleen size on outcome after LS in a large single team series. Material and Method: From fe97 to Sept 08 we performed 350 LS and prospectively recorded. All patients were considered for LS. LS was classified according diagnosis (benign/malignant) or spleen weight (1000). We recorded age, op time, conversion, stay, spleen weight, conversion, morbidity, mortality, reoperation and hand assisted (HALS) use. Results: This series included 250 benign and 100 malignant cases. LS was feasible in 93,5% of cases. When we compared malignant vs benign, there was significant differences (p

Session: Poster

Program Number: P533

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