We use cookies to offer you an optimal experience on our website. By browsing our website, you accept the use of cookies.

You must be logged in to watch this video. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!

  • 559
  • 2006-01-13

Laparoscopic anterior splenectomy for hydatid cyst of the spleen

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2006;06(01). URL:
You must be logged in to ask a question to authors. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!
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.