Introduction: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a safe and effective procedure for losing weight and gaining control of obesity-related comorbidities. However, it is associated with postoperative complications such as bleeding, leak, and midgastric stenosis. Splenic and hepatic abscesses have been reported as unusual and rare complications after primary LSG. We report a case of splenic and concomitant hepatic abscesses after primary LSG, successful minimally invasive management, and midterm follow-up. Case Description: We report a complex case of splenic abscess with satellite hepatic abscess plus splenic thrombosis (0.1%) diagnosed 67 days after LSG. This unusual complication was managed by a minimally invasive approach (spleen sparing) with complete resolution after 35 days. After 18 months of follow-up, the patient showed complete resolution of the splenic and liver abscesses and progressive loss of excess weight. Conclusion: In high-volume centers, rare and life-threatening complications such as splenic and hepatic abscesses may be observed. The minimally invasive approach could represent an effective option of avoiding splenectomy in selected cases
Splenic and concomitant liver abscess after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy / Avallone, Marcello; Iossa, Angelo; Termine, Pietro; Silecchia, Gianfranco. - In: CRSLS. - ISSN 2376-9254. - (2018).
|Titolo:||Splenic and concomitant liver abscess after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy|
IOSSA, ANGELO (Co-primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Citazione:||Splenic and concomitant liver abscess after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy / Avallone, Marcello; Iossa, Angelo; Termine, Pietro; Silecchia, Gianfranco. - In: CRSLS. - ISSN 2376-9254. - (2018).|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01i Case report|