[Introduction of laparoscopic splenectomy for the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura].
- Published Article
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
- Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
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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