Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Laparascopic splenectomy is one of the advanced surgical procedures with indications gradually increasing in hematological diseases. This is a review of five cases operated upon over two years. All were female patients, three with ITP and two with thalassemia. In one with gall bladder stones, laparascopic cholecystectomy was done with splenectomy. The mean operative time was 3 hours and 30 minutes. No case was converted to open technique. There were no intra-operative or post-operative complications with optimum patient response over the six month follow up; no steroids were required for the ITP patients and no more blood transfusions for the thalassemia patients.


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