New partial splenectomy technique using radiofrequency ablation technology


KARADAYI K. , TURAN M. , ŞEN M.

SURGICAL PRACTICE, vol.14, no.4, pp.147-149, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1744-1633.2010.00503.x
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-149

Abstract

The present case is of a patient undergoing radiofrequency-assisted partial splenectomy. A 48-year-old man was found to have a hydatic cyst in the superior pole of the spleen. A six in-line needle radiofrequency probe was applied to the spleen. The division of the splenic parenchyma was completed with a surgical scalpel through the midline of the ablated tissue. There was no bleeding. This procedure may reduce the number of splenectomies and the amount of blood transfusion required.