Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Pakistan

What is Laparoscopic Splenectomy?

Laparoscopic medical procedure has become the standard treatment for both kindhearted and dangerous illnesses of the spleen that require splenectomy. All through the about most recent three decades, various methodologies have been portrayed. By and large terms, signs for the laparoscopic approach are equivalent to for open medical procedure, with the exception of in horrendous cases, where the utilization of this methodology stays disputable. The negligibly intrusive way (Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Pakistan) to deal with the spleen has demonstrated to be protected and practical, and not just gives the effectively notable favorable circumstances of this strategy, yet in addition has indicated preferable results over open medical procedure. Three patient-positions (foremost, semi lateral, full horizontal) have been portrayed for the exhibition of laparoscopic splenectomy and we adopt them at ALSA. Every one of them has their favorable circumstances and burdens and the decision of one over the other will rely upon the inclinations of the specialist.

Laparoscopic Splenectomy | Spleen removal at ALSA

Negligibly obtrusive splenectomy has become the standard treatment for sicknesses of the spleen that require careful treatment. Laparoscopic splenectomy not just gives the known favorable circumstances of the insignificantly obtrusive methodology, yet in addition has indicated preferable results over open medical procedure. The lateral way to deal with laparoscopic splenectomy has the benefit of better perception of the splenic hilum and the tail of the pancreas, along these lines maintaining a strategic distance from injury and upgrading analyzation of the ligaments. If there should be an occurrence of need of transformation to open medical procedure, a subcostal entry point might be utilized. The lateral position gives shorter employable time, less perioperative and postoperative intricacies and short hospital stay as compared to anterior approach.

Conditions in which Spleen is removed

  • Auto-immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP)
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hereditary conditions
  • Malignancy
  • Aneurysm

Benefits of Laparoscopic Splenectomy

  • Quite less operating pain
  • Really short hospital stay
  • Patient can quickly get back to normal solid diet
  • Cosmetically pleasing
  • Very few incisions
  • Less chances of hernias
Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Pakistan

How is Laparoscopic Removal of the Spleen Done?

At ALSA, You will be put under general sedation and be totally snoozing. A cannula (empty cylinder) is set into the midsection by our specialist Dr. Tahir Yunus and your mid-region will be expanded with carbon dioxide gas to make a space to work. In this procedure(Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Pakistan) a laparoscope (a little telescope associated with a camcorder) is gotten through one of the cannulas which extends a video image of the inside organs and spleen on a TV screen. A few cannulas are put in various areas on your mid-region to permit your specialist to put instruments inside your tummy to work and expel your spleen. A quest for frill (extra) spleens and afterward expulsion of these additional spleens will be done since 15% of individuals have little, additional spleens. After the spleen is cut from all that it is associated with, it is put inside a unique bag. The bag with the spleen inside is pulled up into one of the little, however biggest incisions on your midsection. The spleen is separated into little pieces (morcelated) inside the exceptional bag and then totally removed from body.

Removal of the spleen in children

Splenectomy; is a surgical procedure for removing the spleen due to any damage, disease, mal-functioning, or injury of the spleen.

Location and function of the spleen; Spleen is a soft organ located at the upper left side of your belly. It is the size of a small fist. The spleen filters your blood and removes old and damaged blood cells. It helps your body in fighting infections.

Common reasons for splenectomy in children; In children, the spleen is mostly needed to be removed in the case of blood-related disorders such as anemia, thalassemia, and ITP (idiopathic thrombocytic purpura). Occasionally, the spleen is also removed in emergency surgery after traumatic injury if serious damage to the spleen has occurred.

The procedure of splenectomy takes about two to three hours. It can be performed through different techniques depending upon your child's condition, including;

  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Open splenectomy
  • Partial splenectomy

After laparoscopic splenectomy, the child can go home within two to three days and four to six days after open surgery. At ALSA Pakistan, your child is in the safe hands of our highly experienced and compassionate child surgeon Dr. Muhammad Mohsin; he is immensely dedicated to ensuring complete success and swift recovery.

Life without spleen; A child can live a long and active life without a spleen as other organs take over the functions of the spleen. However, the child becomes more vulnerable to infections, and some additional vaccines are given to ensure safety. Although the spleen helps to fight infections in the body, children can live without it if they have to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Splenectomy a Safe Procedure?

Splenectomy is an absolutely safe procedure particularly as compared to the open surgical procedure for removing spleen as it is minimally invasive and also give better results than the open one.

Which organs will cope up for spleen removal?

After the removal of spleen liver will take over the job and you will be able to cope with many infections easily.

How Long does it take to recover from splenectomy?

You will be sent home within one week after surgery of the open surgical procedure of splenectomy but after the laparoscopic splenectomy you can go home sooner and will recover fully in 2 weeks.