A New Technique for Partial Spleenectomy With Radiofrequency Technology


KARADAYI K. , TURAN M. , ŞEN M.

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES, vol.21, no.5, pp.358-361, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sle.0b013e31822f3889
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.358-361

Abstract

The advantage of partial splenectomy is the preservation of its immunologic function. In this series, 8 patients underwent a spleen preservation procedure with radiofrequency. Four of the partial splenectomy procedures were performed in elective situations, whereas the other 4 cases were performed to control traumatic bleeding in emergency situations. A harrow-like radiofrequency probe with 6 needles was applied to the spleen, and the division of the splenic parenchyma was completed using a surgical scalpel through the midline of the ablated tissue. This safe, fast, and simple technique allows for preservation of splenic function with minimum blood loss.