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Laparoscopic anterior splenectomy for hydatid cyst of the spleen

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2006;06(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1911

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This video demonstrates a laparoscopic splenectomy for hydatid cyst using an anterior approach with patient in supine position. This approach was utilized to minimize splenic handling and to get control of hilar vessels early. A LigaSure bipolar cautery device was used to divide all the vessels including splenic hilar vessels. The spleen was removed through a muscle-splitting subcostal incision. This video provides the anatomic landmark and surgical approach for splenectomy using anterior approach.