Segmental splenectomy using the ultrasonic surgical aspirator.

Title

Segmental splenectomy using the ultrasonic surgical aspirator.

Creator

Moorman D W; Evans D M; Wright D J

Publisher

American journal of surgery

Date

1988
1988-02

Description

The technique described seems to significantly decrease blood loss in segmental splenectomy. Resection of the damaged splenic segments offers the potential advantage of reducing rebleeding and secondary hemorrhage from sites of repaired lacerations. Also, the viable splenic fragment that is left behind may afford protection from postsplenectomy sepsis. The ultrasonic surgical aspirator seems well suited for the purpose of segmental splenectomy in both the trauma and staging laparotomy setting.

Subject

Humans; Splenectomy/*methods; *Surgical Instruments; Ultrasonic Therapy/*instrumentation

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

266–267

Issue

2

Volume

155

Citation

Moorman D W; Evans D M; Wright D J, “Segmental splenectomy using the ultrasonic surgical aspirator.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5542.

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