Laparoscopic splenopexy for wandering spleen with absorbable mesh fixation

Keywords: laparoscopic splenopexy, wandering spleen, pedicle torsion, mesh, spleen

Abstract

Wandering spleen is a rare condition characterised by lack of fixation of the spleen to its usual position in the left upper quadrant. Laparoscopic splenopexy has become the standard of care. Although a number of methods have been described, the use of an absorbable mesh to secure the spleen to the left upper quadrant has been shown to be safe, effective and quick to perform. We present a case of a 32-year-old female with this condition and describe our surgical technique for fixation of the spleen using an absorbable mesh.

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Author Biographies

D Nel, University of Cape Town

Division of General Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

C Kloppers, University of Cape Town

Division of General Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

E Panieri, University of Cape Town

Division of General Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Published
2021-03-26
How to Cite
Nel, D., Kloppers, C., & Panieri, E. (2021). Laparoscopic splenopexy for wandering spleen with absorbable mesh fixation. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(1), 30. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3531
Section
Case Reports