Surgical Splenectomy Indications in Benign and Malignant Splenic Diseases and the Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Erozgen F., Benek S., Kizilkaya M. C., Koyuncu A., Ayer M., ERSOY Y. E., ...More

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.14, no.2, pp.83-85, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/imj.2013.23
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-85
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Surgical splenectomy is one of the most frequent operations carried out by surgeons specializing in trauma and hematologic diseases. The techniques for splenectomy are open surgical splenectomy, hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy (HALS), laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) and singleincision laparoscopic splenectomy (SILS). In this study we aim to discuss our experiences and evaluate the optimum surgical technique for splenectomy.