Event Date: Thu - 24 Jul, 2014
Event Time: 11:45 am
Location: World Laparoscopy Hospital
Institute: WLHToday the surgeons performed the Laparoscopic splenectomy using the lateral Approach. The anterior approach is not used much these days. Dissection for a laparoscopic splenectomy involves division of the splenocolic ligament, inferior pole vessels (splenorenal ligament), short gastric vessels (gastrosplenic ligament), and phrenic attachments (splenophrenic ligament), and control and division of the splenic hilum. Placing the spleen into the bag can be a difficult and frustrating in laparoscopic splenectomy. Several different retrieval sacs are available. The surgeon should make sure these sacs are sturdy enough to prevent rupture and large enough to envelop The anterior approach was the first technique described for laparoscopic splenectomy; however, it is seldom used today except for very large spleens and occasionally when the hand-assist technique is to be used.
For the anterior approach, the patient is placed in the lithotomy position to allow the surgeon to operate while standing between the patient