Open Splenectomy
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Open Splenectomy

This Open Splenectomy course will teach you:

  • To remove the spleen performing an open procedure, in order to treat abscedizing infections; neoplasms (either of the spleen itself or adjacent organs); hematologic diseases or vascular anomalies or in case of trauma

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Splenectomy:

  • Additional bleeding points and other trauma
  • Renal injury
  • Pancreatic injury

With the following tips you might perform the Open Splenectomy even better:

  • Clamping in case of hemodynamic instability
  • Transecting the triangular ligament
  • Splenic vessel ligation
  • Accessory spleen
  • Placing a drain in case of pancreatic tail damage

After studying the Open Splenectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Thrombocytosis
  • Pancreatic injury
  • Subphrenic/Peripancreatic abscess
  • Splenosis
  • Postsplenectomy sepsis

You might also be interested in:
Open Distal Pancreaticosplenectomy

Open Right Hepatectomy

Open Left Hepatectomy

Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Skin

Incise

Incise the skin using an upper midline or a left subcostal incision. For a more detailed elaboration of this, refer to the courses ‘Abdominal Wall Incision – Midline‘ or ‘Abdominal Wall Incision – Kocher‘.

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