Laparoscopic splenectomy using the lateral position: An improved technique

James Kollias, David I. Watson, Brendon J. Coventry, Peter Malycha

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An alternative approach to laparoscopic splenectomy is described. This technique uses a lateral position and modified port placement. Initial experience with three patients has demonstrated advantages over previously described approaches, by providing a more direct view of the splenic hilum and by eliminating the need for retraction of adjacent organs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-748
Number of pages3
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes


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