A solution to the negative effects of splenectomy during colorectal trauma and surgery: an experimental study on splenic autotransplantation to the groin area


Karip B., Mestan M., Isik Ö. , KESKİN M., Celik K., Iscan Y., ...More

BMC SURGERY, vol.15, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12893-015-0105-2
  • Title of Journal : BMC SURGERY

Abstract

Background: Splenectomy after combined colosplenic trauma or iatrogenic splenic injury during colorectal surgery associates with worse short-and long-term outcomes, including reduced survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Splenic autotransplantation may improve the outcomes of such patients. Omental splenic transplantation is the standard procedure but may be difficult when performing laparoscopic colorectal surgery or when total or subtotal omentectomy is required. This animal model study was performed to evaluate the impact of splenic autotransplantation to the groin area on colonic wound healing.