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  • 2009-10-15

Totally laparoscopic splenectomy for benign splenic cyst

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2009;09(10). URL:
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Splenic cysts are rare lesions. Splenectomy is the treatment of choice. This video demonstrates a totally laparoscopic splenectomy. The procedure is performed with the patient placed in a supine position with a slight right lateral tilt. An open laparoscopy is carried out systematically. Four ports are used: one port to retract, two operating ports and another port to accommodate a 5mm scope with a high definition camera.