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Laparoscopic Splenectomy and Diaphragmatic Rupture Repair in a 27-week Pregnant Trauma Patient

Rolton, Daniel J. MRCS; Lovegrove, Richard E. MRCS; Dehn, Thomas C. MS, FRCS

Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: August 2009 - Volume 19 - Issue 4 - p e159-e160
doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181b05c6c
Online Articles: Case Reports

Report of a 27-week pregnant woman having diaphragmatic rupture and intrathoracic ruptured spleen is presented. She was managed by laparoscopic reduction of the intrathoracic viscus, with repair of the defect and splenectomy.

Department of Surgery, Royal Berkshire NHS Trust, Reading, UK

Reprints: Thomas C. Dehn, MS, FRCS, Department of Surgery, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN, UK (e-mail:

Received for publication September 19, 2008

accepted March 6, 2009

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.