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  • 2009-06-12

NOTES-assisted transvaginal splenectomy: the next step in the minimally invasive approach to the spleen

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2009;09(06). URL:
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Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has become the gold standard approach for normal spleens. Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) has been used for transgastric splenectomy in the experimental setting, but there is no information about the application of NOTES or hybrid NOTES in humans; this video shows the case of a NOTES-assisted transvaginal splenectomy performed in a 65-year-old woman, multipara, with no previous abdominal surgery.