Surgical treatment: Laparoscopic splenectomy

Makoto Hashizume, Tomohiko Akahoshi

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Portal hypertension is affected by spleen blood flow. An enlarged spleen often increases portal blood flow and pressure. Therefore, splenectomy is an effective surgical management approach for portal hypertension. Laparoscopic surgery has developed in the last two decades. At present, splenectomy is performed laparoscopically. Laparoscopic devascularization of the upper stomach and splenectomy are effective for the treatment of esophageal and gastric varices. In this study, we introduce the effectiveness and standardized laparoscopic techniques for patients with portal hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Investigation of Portal Hypertension
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789811074257
ISBN (Print)9789811074240
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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