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J Minim Access Surg. 2005 September; 1(3): 137.
PMCID: PMC3001172

Laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional instruments

Dear Sir,

I congratulate Dr Dalvi and others for their original article on ‘Laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional instruments.’[1] It is highly commendable that they have sucessfully performed 26 splenectomies using reusable conventional instruments, monopolar and bipolar cautery, clips and intracorporeal knotting. There was no mortality and minimal morbidity during a follow up of 6 years. It was interesting to read about their annovation of ‘glove-in-glove’ used as a hand port. I wish they had provided a diagram to indicate the position of the patient and port-sites. This also shows what can be achieved by commitment and dedication of a surgical team in a teaching medical college and hospital when even today many teaching colleges have yet to take off in minimal access surgery.


1. Dalvi AN, Thapar PM, Deshpande AA, Rege SA, Prabhu RY, Supe AN, et al. Laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional instruments. J Min Access Surg. 2005;1:63–9. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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