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Laparoscopic splenectomy: strictly posterior approach for HIV thrombocytopenia

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2007;07(04). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2030

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This is a video presenting an uncommon approach to perform splenectomy. Using this approach, the anatomy is seen from the reverse side and the operative steps are also reversed as compared to the anterior approach. This technique requires a high level of laparoscopic surgical experience to perform well.