Surgical Treatment: Laparoscopic Splenectomy

  • Makoto Hashizume
  • Tomohiko AkahoshiEmail author


Portal hypertension is affected by spleen blood flow. An enlarged spleen often increases portal blood flow and pressure. Therefore, splenectomy is an effective surgical management approach for portal hypertension. Laparoscopic surgery has developed in the last two decades. At present, splenectomy is performed laparoscopically. Laparoscopic devascularization of the upper stomach and splenectomy are effective for the treatment of esophageal and gastric varices.

In this study, we introduce the effectiveness and standardized laparoscopic techniques for patients with portal hypertension.


Splenectomy Liver cirrhosis Portal hypertension Laparoscopic surgery Esophageal varices Gastric varices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKitakyushu Chuou Hospital Co., Ltd.FukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgery and ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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