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Pti splenectomy

Rym Sellami-Dhouib, Karima Mrad, Samia Sassi, Maha Driss, Imen Abbes, Hssairi Mounir, Larbi Noureddine, Bouziani Ammar, Khaled Ben Romdhane
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the spleen is an uncommon entity with debated etiology, characterized by a mixture of inflammatory cells and a component of myofibroblastic spindle cells. This lesion needs to be distinguished from the follicular dendritic cell tumor and the inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. We report two cases of splenic PTI in a 69-year old and a 62-year old women. The tumors measured respectively 80 and 30 mn in greatest dimension. An inflammatory pseudotumor was histopathologically diagnosed following a splenectomy...
June 2007: Annales de Pathologie
J M Ribó, L García Aparicio, I Morales
Laparoscopic approach to surgical procedures in children is used in different diseases, but there are some controversies for using this technique in the splenectomy. Laparoscopic surgery decreased pain, postoperative ileus and the hospital stay; and improve cosmetics, the most important disadvantage is the longer operating time. Splenectomy is indicated more in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (PTI) and hereditary espherocytosis (HE). We review our experience in laparoscopic spelenectomy.
April 2001: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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