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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.114, No.8, p.484-487, 2013

Title: Laparoscopic splenectomy in pregnancy – from contraindication to golden standard
Author: I. Majesky, I. Daniel, Z. Stefanikova, J. Skultety, P. Koudelka, M. Hutan

Abstract: Laparoscopy has been holding its strong position within visceral surgery for decades. For several diagnoses, laparoscopy became the method of first choice. Laparoscopic splenectomy is a standardized procedure in patients indicated mostly due to haematological disorders. Apart from bleeding disorders, pregnancy used to be recognized as a contraindication to laparoscopic surgery. Splenic cysts are extremely rare during pregnancy; only seven cases have been described in literature. The authors had to deal with a patient treated and observed by haematologist for haemorrhagic splenic cyst and hypersplenism. Because of her low compliance, the patient did not undergo splenectomy in the past. Due to the gradual progression of disease and furthermore because of her pregnancy, the question of splenectomy became semi-urgent. The patient underwent laparoscopic splenectomy in second trimester, while not only the surgery alone, but also her early postoperative period and remaining pregnancy passed off uneventful. The authors suggest that even in pregnancy, the patients suffering from serious haematological disorders necessitating splenectomy could safely benefit from the advantages of laparoscopic approach, which also in these cases could become a gold standard (Fig. 2, Ref. 13).

Keywords: laparoscopy, splenectomy, haemorhage, cyst, pregnancy.
Year: 2013, Volume: 114, Issue: 8 Page From: 484, Page To: 487

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