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LIVE Laparoscopic total splenectomy for cystic lesions of the spleen

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS F Costantino, MD L Soler, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2011;11(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3290

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This the case of a 32-year-old lady who went to see her medical practitioner for a back pain and a calcification was discovered in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. A CT-scan was performed and provided the diagnosis of a cyst of the spleen with a lot of calcifications. This cyst does not allow to perform a partial splenectomy, which is sometimes an indication if we have a cyst located at the upper or at the lower pole of the cyst. A laparoscopic live total splenectomy is presented.