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Laparoscopic partial splenectomy for giant cyst using a radiofrequency-assisted device: a case report

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dc.contributor.author Quesada Diez, Rita
dc.contributor.author Poves Prim, José Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Iglesias Coma, Mar
dc.contributor.author Berjano, Enrique J.
dc.contributor.author Grande Posa, Luís
dc.contributor.author Burdío Pinilla, Fernando
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-15T11:51:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-15T11:51:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Quesada R, Poves I, Iglesias M, Berjano E, Grande L, Burdío F. Laparoscopic partial splenectomy for giant cyst using a radiofrequency-assisted device: a case report. Surgical Case Reports. 2016; 2(1):82. DOI: 10.1186/s40792-016-0206-x
dc.identifier.issn 2198-7793
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/27512
dc.description.abstract Background: Although radiofrequency-assisted devices have sometimes been used in partial splenectomy, this is not a common technique. This report describes the first case of laparoscopic partial splenectomy using an RF-assisted device (Coolinside) which allows both coagulation and transection of the parenchyma and eventually the protective coagulation of the remnant side. Case presentation: A 27-year-old woman was found to have a giant hydatic cyst measuring 12.0 × 14.0 × 16.6 cm that mainly occupied the lower pole of the spleen and retroperitoneal space. The patient underwent a laparoscopic partial splenectomy using an RF-based device designed to accomplish both the coagulation and dissection of the splenic tissue. The estimated blood loss was less than 200 mL. Conclusions: Even though RF ablation has traditionally been used for hepatic parenchymal transection, it seems equally suited to partial splenectomy. This device seems to provide good results, minimizing blood loss during partial splenectomy; however, randomized trials will be necessary to see if the results are superior to those of other techniques.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was partially supported by the Spanish “Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad” under Grant TEC2014-52383-C3-R (TEC2014-52383-C3-1-R and TEC2014-52383-C3-3-R).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SpringerOpen
dc.relation.ispartof Surgical Case Reports. 2016; 2(1):82
dc.rights © 2016 The Author(s). Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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dc.title Laparoscopic partial splenectomy for giant cyst using a radiofrequency-assisted device: a case report
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40792-016-0206-x
dc.subject.keyword Giant splenic cyst
dc.subject.keyword Laparoscopic splenectomy
dc.subject.keyword Radiofrequency
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/TEC2014-52383-C3-R
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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