Laparoscopic splenectomy with a vessel sealing device

Aydin C., KAYAALP C. , Olmez A., Tatli F., Kirimlioglu V.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES, cilt.17, ss.308-312, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13645700802274612
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.308-312


When compared with open splenectomy, laparoscopic splenectomy was associated with fewer complications, however, with more hemorrhagic complications. Furthermore, the mean operative time for laparoscopy was significantly longer than for the open procedure. Vessel sealing systems are represented as decreasing operative time and blood loss in Several surgical procedures. The aim of this study is to evaluate the blood loss and operating time of laparoscopic splenectomy with a vessel sealing system. We evaluated 19 laparoscopic splenectomies with a vessel sealing device, particularly focusing on operative blood loss and operating time. Patients were operated in the right lateral decubitus position usually with three ports. In all cases, dissection of the spleen and sealing of hilar vessels and short gastric vessels were performed with a vessel sealing system. No clips, sutures, or monopolar bipolar diathermy were used. Mean operative blood loss was 88ml (range 20400 ml) and mean operative time was 107 minutes (range 45-230 minutes). Both results were better than those of most series of laparoscopic splenectomy performed with endostaplers or endoclips. Laparoscopic splenectomy with a vessel sealing system is safe for all vascular controls in laparoscopic splenectomy and can lead to less blood loss. This technique removes the disadvantage of longer operating times for laparoscopic as compared to open splenectomy.