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J Korean Surg Soc. 2004 Feb;66(2):163-167. Korean. Case Report.
Kim HH , Kim SW , Kang SB , Lee TS , Han HS , Lee HS , Lee GH .
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea.

Splenic preservation and conservative management are now accepted norms when dealing with splenic pathologic conditions. Recently, we managed one case of splenic pseudocyst by successfully performing partial splenectomy via a laparoscopic approach. This case report possibly the first case report of its kind in Korea, describes laparoscopic partial splenectomy for an undiagnosed and suspected benign splenic lesion. A thorough understanding of splenic anatomy permits laparoscopic partial splenectomy with the resultant benefits, including a decreased risk of postsplenectomy sepsis by preserving splenic function, short hospital stay, smooth convalescence, superior cosmesis, and non-recurrence. The success and relative ease of performing this procedure will pave the way for its future use in other selective cases involving splenic pathology.

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