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Totally laparoscopic splenectomy for benign splenic cyst

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS L Soler, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2009;09(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2684

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Splenic cysts are rare lesions. Splenectomy is the treatment of choice. This video demonstrates a totally laparoscopic splenectomy. The procedure is performed with the patient placed in a supine position with a slight right lateral tilt. An open laparoscopy is carried out systematically. Four ports are used: one port to retract, two operating ports and another port to accommodate a 5mm scope with a high definition camera.