Laparoscopic anterior splenectomy for hydatid cyst of the spleen
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2006;06(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1911
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.