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Hand-assisted laparoscopic technique in the setting of complicated splenectomy: a 9-year experience.
|Title||Hand-assisted laparoscopic technique in the setting of complicated splenectomy: a 9-year experience.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Wang X, Li Y, Peng B|
|Journal||World journal of surgery|
|Date Published||2013 Sep|
Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is significantly more challenging in patients with supramassive splenomegaly and those with portal hypertension. We hypothesized that hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy (HALS) could facilitate the procedure in these patients.
|Alternate Journal||World J Surg|