eISSN : 2146-9369
Creative Commons Lisansı
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations is licenced under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.
Abstract - Laparoscopic splenectomy and infection
Hasan Ucmak, Sevgi Buyukbese Sarsu, Mehmet Akif Buyukbese, Seyyit Kus

Partial laparoscopic splenectomy is performed commonly in hereditary spherocytosis. Vaccination against capsulated bacteria is essential before undergoing splenectomy. Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy is known to be effective and convenient in the removal of a spleen larger than 20 cm in size. Laparoscopic splenectomy provides less hemorrhage, reduced surgical trauma and pain, shorter duration of hospital stay, and early recovery. Laparoscopic approach was particularly effective in reducing the infectious complication rate compared with the open surgery. Infectious complications of splenectomy were observed to be wound infection, subphrenic abscess, and sometimes pulmonary infection.

Volume 03, Number 01 (2013)