Robot-assisted splenectomy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2012;12(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3693
Robot-assisted splenectomy follows the same surgical principles than a more conventional laparoscopic technique. This video demonstrates a splenectomy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in a young patient. The procedure was performed with the Da Vinci Si™ robotic system, using three arms. Vascular management was carried out with clips, and splenectomy was uneventful, without any capsular effraction. Robot-assisted splenectomy is a safe and reproducible procedure.