ID 106369
Author
Sugimoto, Koji Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima
Utsunomiya, Tohru Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima
Ikemoto, Tetsuya Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Morine, Yuji Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Imura, Satoru Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Takasu, Chie Department of Molecular and Environmental Pathology, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Shimada, Mitsuo Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
splenic vascular lesion
Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
aneurysms of splenic artery
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Splenic vascular lesions are relatively rare and are usually found incidentally. However, the vascular lesions associated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, such as hemangioma, can be life-threatening. We herein describe the case of a young adult female patient with a huge splenic vascular lesion, aneurysms of the splenic artery, and increased plasma levels of fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products and D-dimers. Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy was performed, after which the coagulopathy was drastically improved. Minimally invasive surgical intervention such as hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy should be considered as the first treatment choice in such a case.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
60
Issue
3-4
Start Page
276
End Page
279
Sort Key
276
Published Date
2013-08
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences