Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3194
ROBAINA ARIAS, Luís E et al. Our experience in laparoscopic splenectomy versus conventional splenectomy. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2005, vol.9, n.1, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1561-3194.
A comparative cross ? sectional study is performed in 28 patients suffering from blood disorders who underwent a splecnectomy (14 using the conventional approach and 14, the minimal access procedures) aimed at performing a comparison between both surgical procedures by Surgical Department at Abel Santamaría University Hospital during May 1996 ? May 2002. A survey was being carried out taking the clinical records from the hospital archive and age, preoperative diagnosis, surgery time, complications, hospital stay were analyzed and it was used the chi ? square statistical method. The main results found in out study were: 12 patients were discharged from the hospital after 96 hours (laparoscopic splenectomy group), the surgery time in patients ranged between 180 and 240 minutes and this group presented the lower hospital cost. In the conventional splenectomy group, 11 patients were discharged ranged between 60 and 180 minutes and presented wound sepsis (6 cases).
Palavras-chave : SPLEEN; surgery; SPLENECTOMY; PERITONEOSCOPY.