Laparoscopic ligation of splenic artery aneurysm

Makoto Hashizume, Masayuki Ohta, Kiichiro Ueno, Kenichiro Okadome, Keizo Sugimachi

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Efforts should be made to avoid splenectomy because host resistance is maintained by the spleen. We describe here a 50-year-old woman in whom laparoscopic ligation of a splenic artery aneurysm 3.0 cm in diameter was successfully performed, without major complications. Computed tomography performed 5 months later revealed no infarction in the spleen. For this patient with liver cirrhosis and cholelithiasis, laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed at the same operation. Laparoscopic surgery is most feasible when the splenic artery is markedly tortuous and protrudes from the pancreas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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