Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

SOLID ORGAN SURGERY
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--70

Single-incision laparoscopic splenectomy with innovative gastric traction suture

G Srikanth, MD Wasim, A Sajjad, Neel Shetty 
 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Manipal Institute of Liver and Digestive Diseases, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India

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Manipal Institute of Liver and Digestive Diseases, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560 017
India

Laparoscopic splenectomy is now the gold standard for patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) undergoing splenectomy. There are a few reports in literature on single-incision laparoscopic (SIL) splenectomy. Herein, we describe a patient undergoing SIL splenectomy for ITP without the use of a disposable port device. We report a 20-year-old female patient with steroid-refractory ITP having a platelet count of 14,000/cmm who underwent a SIL splenectomy. Dissection was facilitated by the use of a single articulating grasper and a gastric traction suture and splenic vessels were secured at the hilum with an endo-GIA stapler. She made an uneventful postoperative recovery and was discharged on the second postoperative day. She is doing well with no visible scar at 8-month follow-up.


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Srikanth G, Wasim M D, Sajjad A, Shetty N. Single-incision laparoscopic splenectomy with innovative gastric traction suture.J Min Access Surg 2011;7:68-70


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Srikanth G, Wasim M D, Sajjad A, Shetty N. Single-incision laparoscopic splenectomy with innovative gastric traction suture. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];7:68-70
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