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Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2010 Oct;20(5):e164-6. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181f13e09.

Single-port laparoscopic partial splenectomy: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Division of Pancreatobiliary Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. gshth@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

With the better understanding of the importance of the spleen as a primary organ of the human immune system, there has been an increased interest in performing the partial splenectomy for a number of indications such as nonparasitic cysts, benign tumors, staging of lymphomas, etc. Moreover, laparoscopic partial splenectomy has been gaining more interest as the recommended approach for benign splenic disorders to preserve the splenic function with very low recurrence rates. Meanwhile, many surgeons have attempted to reduce the number and size of the ports in laparoscopic surgery with the aim of inducing less parietal trauma and fewer scars. One of these efforts is single-port laparoscopic surgery, which is a rapidly evolving field all over the world. Here, we describe a feasible method of single-port laparoscopic partial splenectomy for treating a benign splenic cyst that was located in the upper medial aspect of the spleen.

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