Laparoscopic splenectomy for haematological disorder: Our experience

Hasnain Zafar, Aamir Hameed, Amyn Pardhan, Ghulam Murtaza, Samia Mazahir

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Laparoscopic splenectomy has universal acceptance due to less morbidity and decreased incidence of per-operative and postoperative complication. It is not a popular procedure in Pakistan due to technical challenges. Here, we are presenting our experience of laparoscopic splenectomy for haematological disorders at Aga khan university hospital. A total of seven cases, underwent elective laparoscopic splenectomy for haematological disorders. The operative time was less than 3 hours with minimal blood loss with rapid and uneventful recovery. There was no procedure related morbidity or mortality; however, one patient expired due to overwhelming post splenectomy sepsis. Our initial report highlights the safety of laparoscopic splenectomy and we propose it to be the procedure of choice in elective splenectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096-1099
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Open splenectomy


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