Extraperitoneal approach is commonly employed for thoracoabdominal aortic repair via Stoney incision. It is supposedly rare to encounter abdominal visceral bleeding during that procedure. However, the spleen may spontaneously adhere to the adjacent peritoneum, which could induce incidental injury to the spleen by its anterior mobilization during extraperitoneal approach. Unless we bare its potential risk in mind, bleeding from the spleen may be overlooked, which results in hemodynamic deterioration. We have experienced 3 cases of splenic injury that necessitated hemostatic maneuvers for bleeding during and just after the thoracoabdominal aortic repair.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Feb 1|
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