The Difficult Splenic Flexure

  • Alison Althans
  • Deborah S. Keller
  • Scott R. Steele


Splenic flexure mobilization may be a routine or selective part of left-sided operations. Understanding tips and tricks used in the most difficult flexure takedown is a critical component to minimize complications.


Splenic Flexure Takedown Mobilization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alison Althans
    • 1
  • Deborah S. Keller
    • 2
  • Scott R. Steele
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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