Published online Dec 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i6.876
Revised: July 19, 2001
Accepted: August 5, 2001
Published online: December 15, 2001
AIM: To evaluate the clinical application of serial operations with preservation of spleen.
METHODS: Serial operations with preserving spleen were performed on 211 cases in our hospital from 1980 to 2000. The patient’s age ranged from 13 to 56 years, averaging 38 years. Diseases included splenic injury in 171 cases, portal hypertension in 9 cases, splenic cyst in 10 cases, and the lesion of pancreatic body and tail in 21 cases.
RESULTS: All the cases were cured, and 129 patients were followe dup from 3 mo to 3 years with the leukocyte phagocytosis test, detection of immunoglubin, CT, 99mTc scanning and ultrasonography. The results were satisfactory.
CONCLUSION: The operations with preserving spleen were safe, feasible, and worth of clinical application.