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Laparoscopic exclusion of a splenic artery aneurysm using a lateral approach permits preservation of the spleen.
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PMID:  11444759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenic artery aneurysms have commonly accepted therapeutic indications. Operative therapy for splenic artery aneurysms has traditionally consisted of aneurysm resection with a possible splenectomy. Recently, laparoscopic splenic artery aneurysm exclusion has been shown to provide adequate therapy without incurring the morbidity associated with aneurysmectomy and splenectomy. However, an anterior approach to exclusion may result in short gastric and left gastroepiploic artery disruption leading to splenic infarction. Preservation of the spleen can best be assured by a lateral approach, which preserves collateral splenic perfusion. A 51-year-old woman with a distal splenic artery aneurysm, who underwent an uncomplicated laparoscopic splenic artery aneurysm exclusion using a lateral approach, is described.
J de Csepel; T Quinn; M Gagner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1530-4515     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-10     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Laparoscopic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / radiography,  surgery*
Embolization, Therapeutic
Middle Aged
Splenic Artery* / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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