Impact of Preoperative Platelet Count on Perioperative Outcome After Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Conclusion Conducting a LS in ITP patients with low platelet counts is effective and safe.
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Abstract Cystic echinococcosis (CE), also known as hydatid cyst, is a zoonosis caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. It is a common health problem in many countries. This condition predominantly affects the liver and the lungs, and the spleen to a less extent (splenic hydatid cyst, SHD). Indeed, it is estimated that SHD occurs in less than 2% of abdominal CE and 0.5-8% of CE cases. Here, we present a case of a 44-year-old Chinese woman with primary giant SHD who experienced pain in the left hypochondrium for 10 days. A combination of abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) were used for pr...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Conclusionsplenic lymphangioma is rare and benign tumor. Total splenectomy under laparotomy or laparoscopy is the appropriate treatment.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: The best available evidence suggests that the lateral approach is superior to anterior approach in LS as indicated by better access, more secure hemostasis, less conversion to open surgery, less morbidity, earlier recovery, and shorter length of hospital stay. The quality of the available evidence is moderate; high-quality RCTs are required to provide more robust basis for definite conclusions.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the effectiveness and safety of RS versus LS for NDOS. Several databases were systematically searched for the literature that compared RS with LS for NDOS. Primary outcomes included operative time, blood loss, conversion to open, hospital stay, cost, postoperative complication, and postoperative morbidity. Study-specific effect sizes and their 95% confidence interval (CI) were combined to calculate the pooled value using a fixed-effects or random-effects model. Seven studies were included with 374 patients. Major blood loss (mean difference [MD] = -127.14; 95% CI = -199....
Source: Asian Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Asian J Surg Source Type: research
ConclusionDue to potentially life-threatening consequences and the rarity of such cases, a thorough history, detailed physical examination, and objective investigation are the pillars to attain a prompt diagnosis for appropriate management to be conducted as soon as possible to minimise complications.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Littoral cell angioma (LCA), a rare vascular neoplasm that occurs in the spleen, is difficult to definitively diagnose preoperatively because histological examination is the only accurate means of diagnosing this condition. Thus, the preoperative diagnosis is often incorrect. Splenectomy is the appropriate treatment and can be performed laparoscopically or by open surgery depending on the size of the tumor. Here we present a case of a 38-year-old man who presented with a history of slight non-specific abdominal distension for 2 months. An abdominal CT scan showed a huge spleen measuring 35×18 cm and...
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic splenectomy is a safe technique in patients with ITP even the patients have very low platelet counts. KEY WORDS: Splenectomy, ITP, Low platelet count, Laparoscopy. PMID: 31203266 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
ConclusionThe diagnosis of IPAS can be non-invasively made by an experienced radiologist with the recent advancement of medical imaging. Recognizing IPAS as a possible cause of ITP recurrence, and using minimally invasive approach can be performed safely and lead satisfactory outcomes.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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