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Single-site umbilical laparoscopic splenectomy.
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PMID:  21968157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Laparoscopic splenectomy was first described in children in 1993. Since then, it has become a commonly performed procedure in children because of reduced discomfort and hospitalization and significantly improved cosmesis compared with the open approach. With the advent of single-site laparoscopic surgery, it is only natural that this approach be used for splenectomy. This article will describe the reasons that the single-site approach might be useful for splenectomy and also the technique used at the author's institution. Moreover, a brief review of the current literature in children will be presented.
Matias Bruzoni; Sanjeev Dutta
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in pediatric surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1532-9453     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216162     Medline TA:  Semin Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California.
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