BACKGROUND: Although some studies have compared laparoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy (HALS) in splenomegaly cases, no study has analyzed the differences between HALS and open splenectomy (OS). This study aimed to compare the HALS and OS techniques in splenomegaly cases. METHODS: This prospective study included 27 patients undergoing splenectomy for splenic disorders at the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty between February and October 2007. Open splenectomy was performed for 14 patients and HALS for the remaining 13 patients. RESULTS: The end points compared included incision length, operative time, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative drain output and duration, postoperative pain scores, length of postoperative hospitalization, and perioperative complications. The authors found benefits of HALS over OS for incision length, postoperative pain score, postoperative drain output and duration, and hospital stay. The main advantages of the HALS technique over OS were less postoperative pain (p = 0.0002), shorter hospital stay (p = 0.004), and shorter abdominal incision (p = 0.012). CONCLUSIONS: For splenomegaly, HALS significantly facilitates the surgical procedure and reduces the hospital stay while maintaining the advantages of OS such as tactile sense as well as easy and atraumatic manipulation of enlarged spleens.
|Titolo:||Prospective randomized comparison of clinical results between hand-assisted laparoscopic and open splenectomies|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|