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Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne. 2013 Dec;8(4):352-6. doi: 10.5114/wiitm.2011.35086. Epub 2013 May 13.

Laparoscopic splenectomy complicated by pancreatic cyst in the course of Hodgkin's disease: case report.

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Opole University of Technology, Opole, Poland ; Surgical Ward, Krapkowice Health Center, Krapkowice, Poland.
2 Chair of Surgery, Jagiellonian University College Medical, Krakow, Poland.
Surgical Ward, Provincial Hospital, Opole, Poland.
Gynaecological-Maternity Ward, Krapkowice Health Center, Krapkowice, Poland.
4 Military Clinical Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland.


This paper describes a case of a patient suffering from Hodgkin's disease and treated by means of minimally invasive surgery: laparoscopic splenectomy. The performance of laparoscopic splenectomy led to a complication in the form of a pancreatic cyst. The cyst was subjected to endoscopic procedures (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, with a shaft to the pancreatic tract) and percutaneous drainage. The application of the above methods allowed for a quick introduction of causative treatment. Because in the case in question open surgery methods would impede the introduction of systemic treatment, minimally invasive surgery techniques (laparoscopy and endoscopy) were applied and are discussed below.


endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; laparoscopic splenectomy; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; pancreatic cyst

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