During laparoscopic splenectomy, the spleen is
removed. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method
that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted
through small incisions.
- Removal of
Treated with Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Laparoscopic splenectomy may be performed in cases
of spleen trauma, blood clot, splenic cyst, enlarged spleen, sickle cell
anemia, lymphoma, hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic, hereditary
spherocytosis and thrombocytopenic purpura.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
laparoscopic splenectomy. An open splenectomy may be performed as a surgical
alternative to the procedure.
with Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Laparoscopic splenectomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep or completely unaware during
Complications from Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic splenectomy
include infection, bleeding, damage to other organs and a negative reaction to
the anesthesia. It is also possible for there to be a greater risk of
after Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic splenectomy is good. However, there is an increased risk of
infection without a spleen.
from Laparoscopic Splenectomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic splenectomy takes
two to four weeks.