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[Introduction of laparoscopic splenectomy for the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura].

Authors
  • Kiudelis, M
  • Endzinas, Z
  • Mickevicius, A
  • Reckauskas, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
Volume
129
Issue
2
Pages
108–113
Identifiers
PMID: 15106041
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Laparoscopic or open splenectomy are equally efficacious in patients with ITP, with an immediate response rate of 100 % in our study. Our study results show that open splenectomy appears superior to laparoscopic procedure in terms of shorter operative time. Laparoscopic splenectomy appears superior to open procedure in terms of postoperative hospital stay, postoperative drainage time, less postoperative secretion through the drains. These two approaches are similar with regard to blood loss during operations and the rate of postoperative complications.

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