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  • 2010-12-15

Laparoscopic splenectomy following an embolic septic abscess in a young patient

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2010;10(12). URL:
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This video shows a laparoscopic splenectomy in a young patient who developed several septic emboli originating from a skin wound. One of these septic emboli induced a splenic abscess. Due to vegetations on a cardiac aortic valve, cardiovascular surgeons ask to remove the spleen along with the intrasplenic abscess prior to envisaging an intervention on the valve.