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Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for a huge splenic cyst: operative technique and case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12737726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a huge splenic cyst that was successfully treated by hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy. A 17-year-old girl with a chief complaint of left-sided abdominal pain was admitted to our department for investigation of a splenic tumor. Ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a huge cystic lesion in the spleen measuring approximately 10 cm in diameter. Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy was safely performed to diagnose and treat the splenic tumor. The histologic diagnosis was an epithelial cyst of the spleen with no atypical cells in the cyst wall. Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy may be a good method of managing a huge splenic cyst that becomes symptomatic and potentially life-threatening through enlargement, rupture, and secondary infection.
H Yano; T Asaoka; T Iwazawa; M Kinuta; T Monden; S Okamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1092-6429     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-09     Completed Date:  2003-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706293     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, NTT West Osaka Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Epidermal Cyst / pathology,  surgery*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Splenectomy / methods*
Splenic Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Comment In:
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2003 Oct;13(5):339-40   [PMID:  14617396 ]

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