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Laparoscopic splenectomy for a splenic cyst: posterior approach

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2003;03(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1437e

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This video demonstrates a posterolateral approach to splenectomy. The surgeon mobilizes the spleen towards the midline by dividing the lateral peritoneal attachments. He then proceeds to divide all the splenic attachments and vessels from inferior to superior border using a ligasure. The splenic hilar vessels are divided with linear staplers. the spleen is removed within a retrieval sac.