Subtotal splenectomy preserving the inferior splenic pole fo
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Splenectomy is helpful in the management of selected patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), but in some cases, this procedure is accompanied by a greater morbidity and mortality mainly due to sepsis. This is the first published case of subtotal splenectomy preserving the inferior splenic pole without the maintenance of the splenic vascular pedicle.A 53-year-old man with HL refractory to chemo and radiotherapy associated to a very large spleen was successfully treated with subtotal splenectomy, preserving the inferior splenic pole supplied only by the left gastroepiploic and inferior splenic pole vessels. After an eleven year uneventful postoperative follow-up, the dimensions and function of the spleen are still preserved, and the disease is under control with chemo- and radiotherapy...

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