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Splenectomy by laparoscopic posterior lateral approach for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP): selective vascular control

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2007;07(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2178

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This video demonstrates an alternative approach to perform splenectomy by commencing with the dissection of the postero-lateral aspect. In this way, the splenic artery and vein are ligated first at the hilum before division of the short gastric arteries. This video is recommended to general surgeons.