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Urgent laparoscopic splenectomy in a morbidly obese pregnant woman: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  12590727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has undergone significant evolution since its introduction more than a decade ago. It clearly has been shown to be advantageous in comparison with open splenectomy and is considered by some to be the treatment of choice for routine uncomplicated elective splenectomy. When LS was first introduced, contraindications to the procedure included pregnancy, obesity, and splenomegaly. Both technologic advances and experience with the technique have enabled surgeons to perform LS for a growing number of indications with seemingly fewer contraindications. Here, we present a case of successful LS in a morbidly obese pregnant woman with splenomegaly and hemolysis secondary to hereditary spherocytosis.
Charles F Allran; Carl A Weiss; Adrian E Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1092-6429     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-19     Completed Date:  2003-05-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706293     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0298, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Laparoscopy* / contraindications
Obesity, Morbid / complications*
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*
Spherocytosis, Hereditary / complications*

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