Laparoscopic single port splenectomy
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2009;09(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2705
A technique for single port splenectomy in a normal sized spleen and using a single 2cm subcostal incision is demonstrated. This approach was chosen to allow the use of a straight (non-articulated) 5mm Ligasure device. This was used to divide the gastrosplenic ligament and short gastric vessels, to seal in continuity the splenic artery, divide the lienorenal ligament and seal and divide the splenic hilar vessels. The SILS port easily accommodated a 15mm port for passage of large retrieval bag without excessive distraction of the incision.