Laparoscopic splenectomy: What barriers remain?

Carl A. Weiss, Stephen M. Kavic, Gina Adrales, Adrian Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Conditions that once were considered either relative or absolute contraindications for laparoscopic splenectomy have become fewer and less significant in the overall assessment of candidates for this procedure. Advances in surgical technique, operative conduct, and instrumentation have made it feasible to perform splenectomy laparoscopically with good outcomes and minimal morbidity in a variety of different pathologic conditions. Obesity, malignancy, pregnancy, and splenomegaly are assessed here in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Innovation
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Splenectomy
Splenomegaly
Obesity
Morbidity
Pregnancy
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

Laparoscopic splenectomy : What barriers remain? / Weiss, Carl A.; Kavic, Stephen M.; Adrales, Gina; Park, Adrian.

In: Surgical Innovation, Vol. 12, No. 1, 03.2005, p. 23-29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weiss, Carl A. ; Kavic, Stephen M. ; Adrales, Gina ; Park, Adrian. / Laparoscopic splenectomy : What barriers remain?. In: Surgical Innovation. 2005 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 23-29.
@article{e06065c52e80458696c47e61484b0e63,
title = "Laparoscopic splenectomy: What barriers remain?",
abstract = "Conditions that once were considered either relative or absolute contraindications for laparoscopic splenectomy have become fewer and less significant in the overall assessment of candidates for this procedure. Advances in surgical technique, operative conduct, and instrumentation have made it feasible to perform splenectomy laparoscopically with good outcomes and minimal morbidity in a variety of different pathologic conditions. Obesity, malignancy, pregnancy, and splenomegaly are assessed here in detail.",
author = "Weiss, {Carl A.} and Kavic, {Stephen M.} and Gina Adrales and Adrian Park",
year = "2005",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1177/155335060501200104",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "12",
pages = "23--29",
journal = "Surgical Innovation",
issn = "1553-3506",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Laparoscopic splenectomy

T2 - What barriers remain?

AU - Weiss, Carl A.

AU - Kavic, Stephen M.

AU - Adrales, Gina

AU - Park, Adrian

PY - 2005/3

Y1 - 2005/3

N2 - Conditions that once were considered either relative or absolute contraindications for laparoscopic splenectomy have become fewer and less significant in the overall assessment of candidates for this procedure. Advances in surgical technique, operative conduct, and instrumentation have made it feasible to perform splenectomy laparoscopically with good outcomes and minimal morbidity in a variety of different pathologic conditions. Obesity, malignancy, pregnancy, and splenomegaly are assessed here in detail.

AB - Conditions that once were considered either relative or absolute contraindications for laparoscopic splenectomy have become fewer and less significant in the overall assessment of candidates for this procedure. Advances in surgical technique, operative conduct, and instrumentation have made it feasible to perform splenectomy laparoscopically with good outcomes and minimal morbidity in a variety of different pathologic conditions. Obesity, malignancy, pregnancy, and splenomegaly are assessed here in detail.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=18144371206&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=18144371206&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/155335060501200104

DO - 10.1177/155335060501200104

M3 - Article

C2 - 15846443

AN - SCOPUS:18144371206

VL - 12

SP - 23

EP - 29

JO - Surgical Innovation

JF - Surgical Innovation

SN - 1553-3506

IS - 1

ER -