A modified minimally invasive procedure,
hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy involves the removal of the spleen. To
perform the procedure, laparoscopic instruments and the surgeon’s hand are
inserted through the abdominal cavity through several small incisions and one
Treated with Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy may be
utilized in cases of sickle cell anemia, splenic cyst, enlarged spleen, spleen
trauma, blood clot, lymphoma, hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic,
hereditary spherocytosis and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy. An open splenectomy is a surgical
with Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy is performed
under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Possible risks following hand-assisted laparoscopic
splenectomy include infection, bleeding, damage to other organs and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to be at an increased risk of
infection after removal of the spleen.
after Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy is good.
from Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Total recovery from
hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy takes two to four weeks.