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Laparoscopic Splenectomy in a Case of Stable Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Hang Joo Cho, Yeon Young Kyoung, Ju Suk Oh, Young Min Oh, Se Min Choe, Kyoung Ho Choi
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2010;23(2):192-195
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Department of Emergency Medicine, Uijongbu St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. ckyoungho@yahoo.co.kr

Splenic rupture is a frequent surgical emergency in blunt abdominal trauma patients. There are several treatment options, including conservative treatment, a partial splenectomy, splenorrhaphy, and a splenectomy for splenic injury. Although reports on the safety and the efficacy of an elective laparoscopic splenectomy are abundant in the literature, a laparoscopic splenectomy for a ruptured spleen has only been reported in a few cases. We report a case of a laparoscopic splenectomy in the patient with Grade III traumatic splenic injury. To our knowledge, this is the first report in which a laparoscopic splenectomy was performed in Korea for the treatment of a traumatic splenic injury.

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